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i'mi.i.-i.i ^ Advisory Task Force and Art Commission Committee Meeting 
Q of May 27, 1982. Minutes taken by Meg Madden. 

',. flUSUGiLIBRAHY Act jng Chair Bob Martin spoke on disarmament. 

Vernon Alley 

M.IIH-IH* liruwn Lyn Freeman spoke on the S.F. Art Commission gallery, 

I ri'iinck Ciovrnvr Capricorn Asunder, requesting S/L Advisory Task Force 

KoIhti i.aRocca members participation on the Board of Directors. 

u.dumi M.iy«r she a i so mentioned the consultation the Art Commission 

J.Kuuenne INemerovski . ,. _ _ . _ 

lA/iiii.im I'dicrson 1S receivin 9 from Mr. Peter Dybwad on magagement. 

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vin Kotiricju*'/ Meg Madden reported that the Temporary Steering Committee, 
i;ty TaJ iafei to (Executive Committee) met with Richard Mayer (Commissioner) 

and (Director) Joan Ellison of the Art Commission, 
oihuu Meiiiu-i-. It was agreec j to terminate the current staff position in 

M..y.>r Diunnv Keinsiem favor of one with skills in grantsmanship and advocacy. 

This in no way reflects on the work performed by current 
'i. "...ii-nis oi iIk- staff. Meg distributed a draft job description to the 

I nil- Aris Museums group . 

1 ibrary Commission 

Planning Commission wende Will iams then described the proposed budget which 

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Com mission wa s Presented to Joan Ellison at the same meeting. The 

budget, which deals only with the current $12,000. Plan- 
o.n. uiison ning Grant, is to go back to Steering (Executive) Committee 

I Erector oi for detail revision. 

Ciiliur.il Affairs 

Bob read the letter Director Bill Cook sent to the Art 
Commission, granting $17,890.00 for the coming fiscal 
year, with some provisos. As there was some confusion, 
it was agreed Bob should call the CAC for clarification. 



Karen Tsujimoto then acted as recorder as Bob summarized 
the work done by Jim Burns. 

that 
Meg explained/the Roster of Arts Organizations, which the 
Art Commission submitted to the CAC, was based on an old 
Redevelopment Agency list, modified by the California 
Confederation of the Arts, and composed of mailing lists 
of all the San Francisco service organizations, plus CAC 
Grantees. 

The Advisory Task Force decided to review this list to 
see if there were any serious gaps in it. A series of 
Discipline Committees was formed, as follows. 



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Minutes, S/LPP, May 27, Page 2. 

From Karen Tsujimoto : 

"The following is the list of the sub-committees which have been 
assigned to work on the inventory for the report". 

THEATRE: Bob Martin. RLctard Reineccious, Marcia O'Dea 

DANCE: Sukey Lillienthal, Meg Madden 

FILM/VIDEO: Ralph Maradiaga, Sharon Grace 

VISUAL ARTS: Karen Tsu j imoto,Margy Boyd, Bart Ross, Renny Pritikin 

LITERATURE: Gail Newman, Renny Pritikin 

ART EDUCATION: Gail Newman, Leah Forbes 

ARTS SERVICES: Alma Robinson, Bernice Bing 

MULTI-DISCIPLINE: Leroy Willis 

MUSIC: Wilma Pang, Bernice Bing 

As agreed, the first person listed will receive a copy of the existing 
inventory list to review and then will pass it on to the person in line. 

It was agreed to continue planning at our next session. 



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TO: Commissioners, Task Force, Public 
FROM: Toinette Laurant 
SUBJECT: Meeting 

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE STATE/LOCAL COMMITTEE AND 
THE ADVISORY TASK FORCE FOR THE STATE/LOCAL PART- 
NERSHIP PROGRAM, IS SCHEDULED FOR: 

Thursday, June 10,1 9 8 2... 5 PM 

Fort Mason (Laguna St. & Marina Blvd.) 

Building "C", Room 20 5 



AN UPDATE ON THE STATUS OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE AMONG 
THE SUBJECTS COVERED. 



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Committee members unable to attend, kindly notify 

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MEETING OP. JUNE 10, 1982 oocuMENT8 DEpT> 
PORT MASON, 5 - 7 PM J UN 2 8 W 



PRESENT; 

Bob Martin 
Meg Madden 
Bernice Bing 
Margy Boyd 
Austin Conkey 
Christine Fiedler 
Leah Forbes 
Sharon Grace 
Ralph Maradiaga 
Gail Newman 
Marcia O'Dea 
Renny Pritikin 
Bart Ross 
Alma Robinson 
Kary Shulman 
Wende Williams 

Toinette Laurant, Staff 



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ABSENT 



Commissioner R. Mayer 
Commissioner J. Nemerovski 
Commissioner W. Pater son 

Rena Bransten 
Herb Fclsenfeld 
Amelya Cachapero 
Sukey Lillienthal 
Wilma Pang 
Rhodessa Jones 
Richard Reineccius 
Karen Tsujimoto 
Leroy Willis 



THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY MEG MADDEN, who made 
the following report: 

All requisite documents from the Board of Supervisors 
and the Art Commission to S/LPP-Sacramento were processed 
and mailed in time to meet the June 10 deadline for the 
approval of the Local Planning Grant of $17,983.57. This 
followed upon the approval of San Francisco's Report by 
the Council. 

The money will be released upon completion of a supple- 
mentary description of plans and methodologies from 
S/LPP-SF. 

Volunteers were called for to serve on a search committee 
for new staff for the Program. 



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S/LPP Minutes, 6-10-82 Page 2 
Meg Madden report continued: 

Bernice Bing and Gail Newman volunteered and were approved. Suggestions 
may be forwarded to them. 

Reminder of Task Force Policy : Members absent from three consecutive 
meetings will automatically be dropped from the Advisory Task Force. 

Chair manship of the ATF: At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the 
ATF the question of the length of term of the Acting Chair was discussed 
Bob Martin has served since December, 1981. Due to the press of his own 
work he is unable to give as much time as this crucial time for S/LPP 
will require and in order to do full justice to all the complexities 
of the Program this would be the appropriate time to select a new 
acting Chair. 

Meg Madden ' s name was put forward as one who has been extremely active 
with S/LPP since the beginning. Thorough discussion of all the issues 
involved in this matter was resolved by the following motion put forth 
by Austin Conkey: 

Move: that with a great deal of gratitude to Bob Martin for his 
e xcellent work, that we appoint Meg Madden as the Acting Chair, as 
of today. Motion seconded by Sharon Grace. 

The motion passed by a vote of 8 in favor, 2 opposed, and 4 abstentions. 

Meg Madden then proceeded with the meeting. She asked that each member 
state what they think San Francisco State/Local should do. Leah Forbes 
volunteered to record the opinions on the wall. 

Statements of the members follow: 

Kary Schulman: .. .collect material on space ; do a study of Corporate arts 
giving; inventory individual artists; and plan one activity that would 
benefit all art groups, such as an events calender. 

Ralph Maradiaga: more emphasis on alternative fund raising to supplement 
grants; cash flow is always such a problem. 

Wcndc Will iams: . . .a re-granting process, think that's how the Council is 
heading. Development of funding sources/advocacy/educational activity 
and technical assistance. 

Margy Boyd: . . .be a stop-gap resource that can respond to emergencies, 
for example like SCRAP that is going under now; also artists live- 
work space; alternative funding sources. 

Bernice Bing:... an emergency fund for individual artist; seminars 
for coporate and business people to learn more about the arts; 
networking with the business world. 

Renny Pritikin: .. .emergency grants, like rent subsidies for instance, 
to individual artists; subsidized housing for artists; create a climate 
to take artists seriously to stop the mass migration out of the City, 
to keep young artists here. 

Gail Newman: ... generate funds and have direct arts programming, espec- 
ially in the schools; workshops for arts education of teachers, parents. 



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Dob Martin: .. .use S/L money for matching Foundation grants; grants to 
individual artists; a study on artists ' space; a study on what perfor- 
mance and multi-purpose spaces are available, send someone out to find 
out what's available. 

Marcia 0'Dea:..get volunteers from businesses to work in the arts, if 
business can't give money. Get a person who can get through City Hall 
beaurocracy, explain to non-profits how to get something done, who to see. 

Christine Fiedler :.. .Advocacy and funding I hope is going on already; 
help individual artists; space. 

burl Koss: .. .advocacy and education directed toward general public- 
art in public places to help individual artists; spaces for artists. 

Austin Conkey: .. .advocacy and education for the arts directed toward 
general public and businesses to inform them of the whole, rich scope 
of the arts in San Francisco. . .create public awareness. 

Sharon Grace :.. .educational programs on Avante Garde art for corporate 
funders; make use of computers for storing information (that S/L gathers) 
so we could rally people immediately to have more clout in Sacramento. 

Leah Forbes: .. .networking really important; the Masterlist really imp- 
portant; do a survey; have public forums; matching grants using S/L 
money is very good. 

Meg Madden: .. .S/L could be a factor for more nurturing climate for arts; 
more involvement of the disabled, more video artists, business; put to- 
gether a responsible funding system; computer services; audience development 

Wendc Williams, on behalf of Bay Area Arts Services, announced an intensive 
seminar on 'Arts Advocacy : Affecting Decisionmakers; led by lobbyist Kare 
Anderson, on June 22, from 11 to 4 PM, at Fort Mason Center, Building A. 
She invited everyone to participate. Other regional State/Local repre- 
sentatives, as well as many other important Arts people, will be present. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:PM. 
Minutes respectfully submitted by Toinette Laurant. . -,)_/£ // 

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NEXT JOINT COMMITTEE AND PUBLIC MEETING 
OF THE STATE /LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM 

Tuesday, July 6, 1982, 5-7 PM 

SFUSD Administration Building 

170 Fell St. Room 37-A 



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rvsulc:.ib of the Task Force, and the Concerned Community will be on: 

Inn.' Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 

Recreation and Park Tuesday, July 6, 1982 

Commission 

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H'T^iAfi 170 Fel1 St. Room 37-A 

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SEP 2 1982 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE meeting: September 7, ]9S2, 9:00am 



In attendance: Commissioner Richard Mayer, Chairman 

Commissioner William Paterson 
Meg Madden, Chair - Task Force Advisory Committee 
Herb Felsenfeld, Member - Task Force Advisory Comm. 
Joan Ellison, Director -Art Commission 

Chairman Mayer called the meeting to order at 9:15am. 

Chairman Mayer informed Commissioner Paterson that the interview process had been 
completed for the position of Administrative Assos taut for this committee. A 
series of interviews had been conducted by representatives of the Task Force 
and three finalists. chosen. These three finalists were then interviewed by 
himself, Task Force representatives and Director Ellison. It was the unanimous 
decision of this group to select Kathryn Reasoner for the position. lie apologised 
to Commissioner Paterson as confusion had arisen; it had been his understanding 
that Ms. Reasoner would be present at the meeting so that the Committee would have 
the opportunity to meet her prior to the Commission meeting. 

Commissioner Paterson. accepted the recommendation of the group present and moved 
that pending the approval of the Art Commission, Kathryn Reasoner be hired as 
Administrative Assistant for the State/Local Partnership Program; seconded by 
Chairman Mayer, approved. 

Further discussion took place on the level of salary to be established; the 
position had been advertised at a range of $7,000 to $10,000 with the stipula- 
tion that health coverage would be provided. After discussion, and based on 
Ms. Reasoner' s obvious high skills, it was recommended by Director Ellison that 
the annual salary be set at, $9, 250 with the stipulation that Ms. Reasoner obtain 
her own health coverage; a base of 20 hours per week. The salary as proposed 
would allow for an increase in t.ie number of hours required, if this proves 
necessary. It was agreed that a contract would be executed for the period 
October 1 through March 30, 1982 (in accordance with the California Arts Council 
contract with the Art Commission) . Everyone was in agreement that this would 
be an excellent way to proceed. 

General discussion continued on the channels of communication to be established 
once Ms. Reasoner is working; also discussed was the need for the new staff perso 
to attend various committee meetings of the Commission in order to obtain a better 
working knowledge of the Commission as a whole. Director Ellison will work this 
out with Ms. Reasoner. 

The meeting adjourned at 10; 15am. 



Submitted 



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STATE/LOCAL ADVISORY TASK FORCE GENERAL MEETING MINUTES 



November 4, 1982 

San Francisco Opera 5 to 7:00 p.m 



ATTENDANCE 



Margy Boyd 
Christine Fiedler 
Emilya Cachapero 
Gail Newman 



Meg Madden, Chair 

Alma Robinson 

Wende Williams 

Bernice Bing 

Kathryn Reasoner 

Guests: Richard Mayer, Richard Reineccus 



Kary Schulman 
Leah Forbes 
Marcia O'Dea 
Ralph Maradiaga 



CHAIR REPORT : Meg reported on her meeting with Kary Schulman 

of the San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. Meg and Herb also met with 

Alfonso Maciel of the Neighborhood Art Program to discuss ways 

in which they might work with the Special Constituencies Committee 

Alfonso was very supportive and possibly interested in serving as 

a guest member of this committee. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS -- 

BUSINESS /FOUNDATIONS COMMITTEE : Meg reported for Bart Ross on the 
work of the committee in planning its strategy for meeting with 
individuals in the business and foundations communities. She 
mentioned that Linda Ladis , a marketing professional, has offered 
to donate her time to assist this committee and the rest of the 
Task Force in compiling a promotional packet on the program. 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE : The date of the first meeting of this 
new committee was announced and all those interested invited 
to attend. 

INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS : Gail announced that the committee was working 
on its budget, and was hoping to begin meeting with artists 
around the city to talk about their concerns . 

SPECIAL CONSTITUENCIES : Meg reported for Herb Felsenfeld on the 
last meeting. She drew comparison between this committee and 
Individual Artists in the current focus on information-gathering 
and meetings for input from different constituencies being planned, 

NOMINATING : Meg read a report prepared by Wende Williams, (who was 
ill,) which included formal reccomendations that Alan Becker, 
(serving on the Business Committee,) and Francisco Camplis, 
(currently meeting with Special Constituencies,) be added to the 
Task Force. Informal discussion of their qualifications preceded 
a vote, which was unanimously in favor of passing on their 
reccomendation to the Art Commission. 

Wendy's report included mention of 6 candidates for representing 
the gay community, four with specific committee interests. 
She also made a reccomendation for the creation of an informal 
Resource Group, to include members of the community who had 



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expertise to offerv but who could not serve on a regular basis. 

Task Force members were invited to submit other names and to 

let her or Meg know if a formal meeting of the committee was 
necessary in the near future. 

BYLAWS : Kathryn reported that the first draft of Rules of Order 
had been sent out and that she expected to receive feedback 
from them before a formal meeting was called. 

STAFF REPORT : Kathryn outlined the work being done to promote 
the Public Meeting, and received reccomendations for the wording 
on a postcard invitation to be used. It was strongly reccomended 
by those present that a mailing be done to the entire mailing list 
Additional suggestions were made for press and funders to be 
contacted. Concern was expressed over the lack of time remaining, 
and everyone agreed to get the word out through their own channels 
as well. 

The November Art Commission report was summarized, and current 
work being done on the budgets and timeline for presentation at 
the December meeting. Phase II components were outlined as a 
review of the process to date and the work that remains to be 
accomplished. 

ADVOCACY : Meg gave an outline of the upcoming C.A.C. meeting 
in Fresno, and read the testimony prepared for approval by 
those present. The statement was discussed as not being strong 
enough in view of the recent actions of the Council. It was 
emphasized that the Task Force must be very clear in its criticism 
of the handling of recent policy decisions. The Council's 
accountability to the community was raised, and the potential 
effects of the rumored moves towards decentralization of state 
funding. Meg was instructed to remove language from the 
statement that appeared too concilliatory or in approval of 
the Council's actions to date. It was also requested that she 
omit mention of her affiliation with the San Francisco Ballet 
from the heading of the printed statement, and speak only from 
her position as Chair of the State/Local ATF. Opportunity for 
input into Council decisions on "decentralization" was placed 
as a primary concern, and it was felt that the Task Force should 
devote some time to reaching some internal consensus and 
definitions regarding this. 

The meeting closed with announcements of committee meetings. 



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STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM ADVISORY TASK FORCE 

DRAFT : STATEMENT OF PROJECTED EXPENDITURES BUDGET 

January 1 to June 30, 1983 



Staff Support 


$ 9 


,350.00 


Consultant Fees 


3 


,500.00 


Equipment Rental 




400.00 


Office Supplies 




400.00 


Telephone 




300.00 


Postage 




900.00 


Printing and Reproduction 


1 


,150.00 


Travel and Conference Fees 




250.00 


Computer Services 




900.00 


Facility Rental 




400.00 


Transportation 




200.00 


Interpetation 




150.00 


Books and Periodicals 




40.00 


Miscellaneous 




40.00 


TOTAL 


$17 


,980.00 



FUND BALANCES: (As of October 1, 1982) 

totals 1981-82 1982-83 

Block Grants $24,000.00 $12,000.00 $12,000.00* 

Local Priorites 20,723.57 2,740.00 17,983.57* 



$44,723.57 $14,740.00 $20,723.57 
* Past Due and Payable 



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NAME: Francisco X. Camplis 

BORN: San Francisco, California 

EDUCATION: San Francisco Art Institute 

University of San Francisco B.A. 

Stanford University M.A .- Communication- (Film -making) 

FURTHER STUDIES: 

I studied Painting/Art with Charles Farr, Painter, Esteban Villa, Painter, 

Rafael McNeill, Painter, Rupert Garcia Print-maker, Joan Brown, Painter, 

Sam Chakalian, Painter, Gerald Gooch, Print-maker, Ralph Maradiaga, PrinCvwaker. 

I am one of the Founding Members of Galeria De La Raza, Sai\ Francisco. 

EXHIBITIONS; 

Invited Artist to Annual San Francisco Art Festivals 1968 - present; "M.l.X. 
Graphics: Drawings", San Francisco Museum of Art, 1974; Chicano Artist 
Exhibition, Governor's Office, California State Capitol, Sacramento, 1975; 
"Chicanarte" Barnsdall Museum, Los Angeles, 1975; San Ma too Counci] Shows, 
Daly oau Redwood City nivic Centers, 1977; Chicano Artists Kxhibit- Museum of 
Art, University of California, Berkeley, 1977; Coloquio Latino American 
De Fotografia, Mexico City, 1978; Internationa] Photography Exhibition, 
Venice, Italy, 1979. 

TEACHING: 

I taught Art Classes at Galeria De La Raza, 1978 - 1971, San Francisco Mission 
Neighborhood Centers 1971 - 1973; Stanford University 1974; Daly City Community 
Center 1971; Redwood City, Fair 0ak3 Center 1977. 

FILM-MAKING: 

I made the following Short Films: . 

LOS DESARRAIGADOS , 16mm B&W, 12 mins. 

THE UNITED FARM WORKERS , 16mm, Color, TELESPOT, 1 win. 

MASCARAS , 16mm B&W, 2 min. 
I collaborated with other film-makers: 

LA MORENITA , 16mm, Color, 10 min. (Animated Film) 

OUR CHILDRENS' CHILDREN , 16mm, Color, 30 min. 

I organized four Chicano/Latino Art Conferences in San Francisco, 1969, 1970, 
1971 and 1975. 



PUBLICATIONS: 

LAMINAS DE LA RAZA - Portfolio of Chicano Drawings 
TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CHICANO CINEMA 
LA RAZA AND FILM: FOUR INTERVIEWS. 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP 
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December 2, 1982 
AGENDA 



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1. Staff Report 



uOCUMENTS DEPT. 

DEC 6 1982 

SAN FRANCISCO 

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Advisory Task Force Report 

A. Projected Expenditures Budget 

B. Flow Chart for Program 

C. Candidate for ATF Membership 



3. Date of Next Meeting: December 20 Monday 

5 p.m. 



City and County of San Francisco 

pCjQ) ,(oS, Dianne Feinstein. 



Art Commission 




MAYOR 



Joan Ellison 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Robert LaRocca 
Richard Mayer 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Kay Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



MINUTES 

STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE ~ 

^December 2, 1982 
Department of Public Health 2 02 Grove St. 
Room 220 10:00 AM 



. ITS DEP 

DEC 2 1982 

SAN FRANCISCO 

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PRESENT: Commissioner Richard Mayer, Chair 
Commissioner Timothy Duncan 
Joan Ellison, Director of Cultural Affairs 
Kathryn Reasoner, Staff Coordinator 
Meg Madden, Chair, Advisory Task Force 



DISCUSSION: 

The Meeting commenced with the Staff Report, which 
dealt primarily with the success of the Public Meeting 
sponsored on November 19th at the San Francisco Art 
Institute and the increased visibility of the program 
as result of that event. Also covered was a description 
of work being done with volunteers on completing Phase 
II of the Cultural Plan, and the development of a 
promotional package . 

The budget reccomendations for January 1 through June 
30, 1983 were approved after lengthy discussion as to 
procedures involved for actual expenditure of funds. 
Budget items designated for future research include 
Civil Service review required for the hiring of a 
consultant and increasing the staff position to full-time. 
It was agreed that the budget be approved in principle, 
but that staff would continue to work on means and a 
timeline for implementation. It was additionally 
suggested that fund balances be projected to January 1st 
to coincide with the Statement of Projected Expenditures. 

General discussion was held regarding the full cost of 
completing the Cultural Plan. It was agreed that Local 
Priorities funds could be used for this purpose, as the 
Plan is the program until Phase III has been completed. 

Adjustments were made to the Organizational Chart 
submitted dealing with the Program. The revised chart 
was approved. 

The nomination of Francisco Camplis to the Advisory Task 
Force was approved. 



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STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE MINUTES 
(continued) 



The third Monday of each month was agreed upon as 
a regular meeting time for this committee. The 
next meeting was set for Monday, December 20th, 
time and place to be announced. 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:40 a.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 



/kathryn Reasoner 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Robert LaRocca 
Richard Mayer 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Pine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



PROPOSED: 



Joiin Ellison 
DIRECTOR 



SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS OF THE STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE - 198 3 

Mondays: January 17 (place and time to be arranged) 

February 21 (Holiday — will have to be moved) 

March 21 - 4 p.m. Board Room 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 

April 18 - 4 p.m. Board Room 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 

May 23 - 4 p.m. Board Room 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 

June 20 - 4 p.m. Board Room 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 

July 18 

Aug. 15 
Sept. 19 









Oct. 17 
Nov. 21 
Dec. 19 



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Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Commissioners 



Rosdyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Robert LaRocca 
Richard Mayer 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arls Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dear Commissioner , [Z, 



z? Art Commission 
STATE LOCAL 

Joan Ellison 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. director 
DEC 6 1982 

SAN FRANCISCO 
punj ic i IRRAPV 



Enclosed please find materials for discussion as 
part of the Report on the State/Local Partnership 
Program on December 6th, 1982. I have included 
background information on the State/Local program, 
and California Arts Council Guidelines for Phases 
I through III, as well as a current listing of 
members of the Advisory Task Force for your use. 

The budget being presented by the State/Local Committee 
for this meeting represents San Francisco's current 
involvement in Phase II of the planning process . 
This Phase, (see outline for details,) is the segment 
of the process that deals with the inventorying of 
existing programs, resources and facilities, as a 
step towards the Needs Assessment that follows in 
Phase III. 

The principal reccomendations contained in this 
budget concern the hiring of a consultant to begin 
working with the Art Commission and its Advisory 
Task Force to assist in facilitation of the process 
and the drafting of a blueprint for the Cultural Plan 
for the City of San Francisco. The increase in the 
amount allotted for staff support reflects the full-time 
committment felt necessary for staff to assist both in 
the planning process and the daily coordination of 
efforts in managing the State/Local Program. In 
response to research inquiry from the Advisory Task 
Force , Alan James of the Department of City Planning 
stressed the importance of a consultant for cohesive 
planning, and provided a projected estimate of $75,000 
in costs for accomplishment of a total Cultural Plan. 
The Advisory Task Force feels that it can be done for 
less. This budget represents a step towards initiating 
that process and will supercede the earlier approved 
budget, (October 1 through March 31, 1983.) in completion 
of the preparatory Phases of the Plan. 

Also included for your approval is the draft of an 
Organizational Chart and the resume of Francisco Camplis, 
a candidate for membership on the Advisory Task Force. 

Respectfully yours, 

Cath£yn 'Reasoner 
Staff Coordinator, State/Local Partnership Program 



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STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM ADVISORY TASK FORCE 

DRAFT ; STATEMENT OF PROJECTED EXPENDITURES BUDGET 

January 1 to June 30, 1983 



Staff Support $ 9,350.00 

Consultant Fees 3,500.00 

Equipment Rental 400.00 

Office Supplies 400.00 

Telephone 300.00 

Postage 900.00 

Printing and Reproduction 1,150.00 

Travel and Conference Fees 250.00 

Computer Services 900.00 

Facility Rental 400.00 

Transportation 200.00 

Interpetation 150.00 

Books and Periodicals 40.00 

Miscellaneous 40.00 



TOTAL $17,980.00 



FUND BALANCES: (As of October 1, 1982) 

totals 1981-82 1982-83 

Block Grants $24,000.00 $12,000.00 $12,000.00* 

Local Priorites 20,723.57 2,740.00 17,983.57* 



$44,723.57 $14,740.00 $20,723.57 
* Past Due and Payable 



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NAME: Francisco X. Camplis PRESENT ADDRESS; 

501 Hanover Street 
BORN: San Francisco, California Daly City, California 94014 

Tel.// (415)586-0435 
EDUCATION: San Francisco Art Institute 

University of San Francisco B.A. 

Stanford University M.A .- Communication- (Film-making) 

FURTHER STUDIES: 

I studied Painting/Art with Charles Farr, Painter, Esteban Villa, Painter, 

Rafael McNeill, Painter, Rupert Garcia Print-maker, Joan Brown, Painter, 

Sam Chakalian, Painter, Gerald Gooch, Print-maker, Ralph Maradiaga , Prinft-waker. 

I am one of the Founding Members of Galcria Dc La Raza, San Francisco. 

EXHIBITIONS ; 

Invited Artist to Annual San Francisco Art Festivals 1968 - present; ''M.l.X. 
Graphics: Drawings", San Francisco Museum of Art, 1974; Chicane Artist 
Exhibition, Governor's Office, California State Capitol, Sacramento, 1975; 
"Chicar.arte" Barnsdall Museum, Los Angeles, 1975; San Mateo Council Shows, 
Daly «ad Redwood City Civic Centers, 1977; Chicano Artists j'.xhibit- Museum of 
Art, University of California, Berkeley, 1977; Coloquio Lai :»i»o A»uo/ican 
De Fotografia, Mexico City, 1978; Internationa] Photography Exhibition, 
Venice, Italy, 1979. 

TEACHING: 

I taught Art Classes at Galeria Dc La Raza, 1978 - 1971, San Francisco Mission 
Neighborhood Centers 1971 - 1973; Stanford University 1974; Daly City Community 
Center 1971; Redwood City, Fair Oaks Center 1977. 

FILM-MAKING: 

I made the following Short Films: 

LOS DESARRAIGADOS . 16mm B&W, 12 mins. 

THE UNITED FARM WORKERS , 16mm, Color, TELESPOT, 1 win. 

MASCARAS . 16mm B&W, 2 min. 
I collaborated with other film-makers; 

LA MORENITA . 16mm, Color, 10 min. (Animated Film) 

OUR CHILDRENS 1 CHILDREN . 16mm, Color, 30 min. 

I organized four Chicano/Latino Art Conferences in San Francisco, 1969, 1970, 
1971 and 1975. 



PUBLICATIONS: 

LAMINAS DE LA RAZA - Portfolio of Chicano Drawings 
TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CHICANO CINEMA 
LA RAZA AND FILM ; FOUR INTERVIEWS . 



What is 'the State/Local Partnership in San Francisco? 



The State/Local Partnership presents an opportunity to develop 
cooperation between the various sectors of the San Francisco 
arts' community, local and state government. It may be a vehicle 
for the first overall cultural plan in San Francisco's history. 
It may provide a forum for redefining what excellence in art is, 
and who special constituencies are. Hopefully, it will evolve a 



creative and 



fective use of state, arts monies 



One of the biggest problems in discussing State /Local is that it is 
complex enough to require an explanation before being able to deter- 
mine its possible attributes. 

About three years ago, the California Arts Council decided to set 
up a state-wide network of county arts organizations. They hoped 
this would stimulate local arts activity and increase political 
awareness among its arts constituency, especially in the rural 
counties. To accomplish this, it set up the State/Local Partner- 
ship Program, in which it grants money to the Board of Supervisors 
in the various counties, who in turn pick a local "partner" to diss- 
eminate it. Currently, the pot is very small ($42,000 in San Fran- 
cisco) . The Arts Council apparently intends to increase this amount 
as soon as the local partners are ready to handle it. 

Here in San Francisco, we already have an arts body, the San Francisco 
Art Commission. When the Board of Sunervisors named the Art Commission 
the local partner, the Commission held a series of public meetings to 
decide how to spend the money. The consensus was that an advisory 
body composed of m embers of the community be charged with that task. 

The result is a State/Local Task Force to the San Francisco Art Comm- 
ission. Composed of 23 artists, arts administrators, members of 
support services and the business community, this group is working 
with the City Planning Commission to develop a comprehensive cultural 
plan for San Francisco, to devise criteria and a rationale for State/ 
Local funding, and to put a funding mechanism in place. 

The intention of The California Arts Council is to give to the State/ 
Local partners the responsibility of regranting state money to those 
programs whose primary impact is local. It is too early to say, but 
it is possible that the State/Local Partner may become the primary 
state funding source in San Francisco. 



Meg Madden 

Chair 

State/ Local Task Force 

August 15, 19B2 



SUMMARY OF CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP 
PROGRAM GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS 



PHASE I - DESCRIPTION OF AGENCY (Due March 31, 1982) 

1. Description of the agency designated as 
"Local Partner". 

2. Description of the agency's procedures for 
expending funds . 

3. Description of methodologies used, or planned, 
for the completion of Phases I through III. 

4. Demographic breakdown of county population. 

5. Roster of local arts organizations. 

6. Effort Factor data. 



PHASE II - INVENTORIES AND DESCRIPTIONS (Due March 31, 1983) 

1. Inventory and description of existing arts 
facilities . 

2. Inventory and description of existing public and 
private cultural and arts resources . 



PHASE III - LOCAL ARTS PLAN (Due March 31, 1984) 

1. Comprehensive list of needs within partner's 
county. 

2. Comprehensive list of objectives. 

3. Methodology for attainment of objectives. 

4. Projected schedule for attainment of objectives. 

5. Provisions for monitoring and evaluating the objectives 

6. Description of methodology for on-going update of 
local arts plan. 



STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 
ADVISORY TASK FORCE 

Bernice Bing : Director, Support Services for the Arts 

Margy Boyd: Fort Mason Foundation; S.F. Museum of Modern Art Boards 

Rena Branston: art dealer, Quay Gallery 

Emilya Cachapero : dancer/ community arts 

Austin Conkey: collector/patron 

Herb Felsenfeld: theatre/Recreation Center for the Handicapped 

Christine Fiedler: Ass't Director of Development, S.F. Opera 

Leah Forbes: Director, Performing Arts Workshop 

Sharon Grace: artist/video arts 

Sukey Lilienthahl, Executive Director, Bay Area Dance Coalition 

Meg Madden: Administrator, San Francisco Ballet 

Ralph Maradiaga: f ilmaker/ graphic artist 

Bob Martin: actor/Director, People's Theater Festival 

Gail Newman: poet/Poets-in-Schools 

Marcia O'Dea: administrator, Magic Theatre 

Wilma Pang: performer/Director, Chinese Performing Arts Society 

Renny Pritikin: Director, 80 Langton Street 

Alma Robinson: attorney/Bay Area Lawyers for the Arts 

Bart Ross: Director, Western Addition Cultural Center 

Kary Schulman: Director, San Francisco Publicity and Advertising Fund 

Karen Tsuj imoto : Associate Curator, S.F. Museum of Modern Art 

Wende Williams: Director, Bay Area Arts Services 

LeRoy Willis: executive/community development/Olympia & York 

COMMITTEES 

Steering Committee - Meg Madden, Chair 

Individual Artists - Bob Martin/Gail Newman, Co-Chairs 

Organizations - Marcia O'Dea, Chair 

Business and Foundations - Bart Ross, Chair 

Special Constituencies - Herb Felsenfeld, Chair 

Nominating - Wende Williams 

Technical Assistance 

STAFF: Kathryn Reasoner c/o S.F. Art Commission 558-3463 



City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




A-^r\ /jC* Dianne Feinstein 



MAYOR 



Joan Allison 
DIKLCTOK 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Robert LaRocca 
Richard Mayer 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriyue*: 
Ktiy Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



^ AGENDA 

STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

December 20, 1982 
Monday 4 PM 



Approval of Minutes 

Staff Report 

Advisory Task Force Report: 

Requirements for Consultant 

Setting of Next Meeting 



DEC 2 1982 

GAN FRANCISCO 



This meeting will be held at the San Francisco 
Museum of Modern Art in the 4th floor Board Room. 



415) 558-3463 



693 MISSION STREET, 8TH FLOOR 



SAN FRANCISCO, 94105 



City and County of San Francisco 

a~+j~ i gr Dianne Feinstein 
fKfO.bO MAYOR 



Art Commission 




Joan Ellison 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Robert LaRocca 
Richard Mayer 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
l-'ine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



AGENDA 



STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE 



January 24, 1983 
Monday 4 PM 



Approval of Minutes 

Staff Report 

Advisory Task Force Report: 

Consultant Hiring Process 
Phase II Report 

Setting of Next Meeting 



DOCUMENTS Oept. 

JAN 1 8 1983 

9/Hfl rW«P«iOO 
,r>t >APv 



This meeting will be held at the San Francisco 
Museum of Modern Art in the 4th Floor Board Room. 



415) 558-3463 



693 MISSION STREET, 8TH FLOOR 



SAN FRANCISCO, 94105 



2ity and County of San Francisco 

A 10, 65 Dianne Feinstein 

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Art Commission 
STATE LOCAL 



MAYOR 



Joan Ellison 
DIRECTOR 



^MINUTES 



Commissioners 



toselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky. Jr. 
Vice President 

/ernon Alley 
fimothy Duncan 
■"redrick Goerner 
Robert LaRocca 
Richard Mayer 
lacqueline Nemerovski 
Villiam Paterson 
'iero Patri 
'eter Rodriguez 
Jay Taliaferro 

:x Officio Members: 

'residents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



~z STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

January 24, 1983 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Board Room 



January 24, 1983 usJoUMENTS DEPT. 



FEB 7 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 

pi irn i~ I IHDAPV 



PRESENT: Commissioner Jacqueline Nemerovski 
Commissioner Jo Hansen 

Meg Madden, Chair, Advisory Task Force 
Herb Felsenfeld, Advisory Task Force 
Kathryn Reasoner, Staff Coordinator 



DISCUSSION: 

Staff's Report focused on the progress of assembling 
the information for Phase II in order to meet the 
California Arts Council Requirements. It was mentioned 
that an extension of the deadline for Board of Supervisors 
approval has been applied for and approved by the Council 
in order to allow for more time on this segment of the 
Cultural Plan. Phase II includes an inventory of 
facilities and of resources in the arts in San Francisco. 
Kathryn Reasoner described th e scope and structure of 
the information-gathering effort currently being carried 
out with volunteer assistance. Commissioner Nemerovski 
suggested that the outline presented, including the 
deadlines for approval, be disseminated to all the 
Commissioners to inform them of the work in progress. 
Informal discussion was held regarding computerizations 
of the data for possible future coordination with other 
agencies and Regional Partners. 

Herb Felsenfeld of the Advisory Task Force reported on 
the proposals received from consultants responding to the 
R.F.P. sent out earlier in the month. He outlined the 
reccomendations for selection criteria discussed by the 
ATF Personnel Committee, both personal and professional, 
and the requirements for completion of the Study being 
requested. Commissioner Nemerovski stated that she felt 
it inappropriate for the Commissioners to be involved 
in' the interviewing process, though she felt it might 
be helpful to circulate a list of those applying to the 
Commissioners for their comments. It was suggested that 
Director Joan Ellison-Wong be consulted regarding a 
possible Executive Session at the next meeting of the 
Commission to accomplish this. 



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STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE MINUTES 
(continued) 



Meg Madden presented a draft of a program summary document to 
be used as public informational material. She outlined the 
parts of the draft and requested that the Committee members 
read it and give staff their comments for additions and changes. 
The material was discussed in relation to its possible uses and 
different audiences within the community. Commissioner 
Nemerovski stated that material of this kind used for oublic 
information purposes must be apDroved by the full Commission 
prior to its dissemination. She suggested that the State/Local 
Committee study and go over the document for discussion at the 
next meeting for possible inclusion on the March Consent Calendar 

The next meeting of this Committee was set for February 28th at 
the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art at 4 p.m. 



The meeting adjourned at 5 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted, 




soner 



STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM IN S.F. 

PHASE II OUTLINE 

Requirements for continued participation in the Program and for 
qualification for Local Priorities funding for 1983-1984 are as 
follows (Report due to C.A.C. by March 31, 1983) 

1. Inventory and description of existing arts facilities 

a. Type of facility 

b. name, address & phone number of contact 

c. seating capacity (where applicable) 

d. rental fees 

e. equipment available at site 

f. advance booking requirements 

g. disabled access 
h. public transport 

2 . Inventory and description of existing public and private 
cultural resources 

(This includes the Roster of Arts Organizations ) 

- technical assistance 

- classes 

- support services 

- professional organizations & networks 

- publications and guides 

- funding for arts 

- school programs 

- hospitals/senior centers 

- prisons/juvenile facilities 

- public agencies: library, parks & rec. 

- churches 

- community centers 

DEADLINES FOR COMPLETION OF PHASE II OF THE CULTURAL PLAN: 

February 21, 1983 Completion of Phase II & Resolution 

February 28, 1983 Approval of Phase II by SLPP Committee 

March 7, 1983 Approval of Phase II by Art Commission 

March 15-23, 1983 Phase II material & Resolution to Board 

of Supervisors Cultural Committee 

March 31, 1983 DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION TO C.A.C. 

April 7, 1983 Approval of Phase II by Board Cultural Cttee 

April 17, 1983 Approval of Phase II by full Board of 

Supervisors 

Apr. 1 - June 1 C.A.C. Staff & SLPP Advisory Panel review 

of locally-approved documents 

June 1983 C.A.C. Announcement & award of '83-84 L.P.G. 



City and County of San Francisco 

A70,fc5 
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Art Commission 
STATE LOCAL 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Joan Ellison 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Rosclync C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Robert LaRocca 
Richard Mayer 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



^ AGENDA 

STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

^ February 28, 1983 
Monday 4 p.m. 



Approval of Minutes 

Staff Report: 

Statewide SLPP Conference 

Phase II Directory & Board Resolution 

Advisory Task Force Report: 
Hiring of Consultant 
Public Relations Material 



This meeting will be held at the San Francisco 
Museum of Modern Art in the Board Room, 4th Floor, 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAR 3 1983 

SAW FRANCiSCO 



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45 Hyde Street, Room 319 
9 3 MI33 I ON 3TRCCT, OT I I TLOO R 



San Francisco 94102 
9AN rnAHOIQCO, 9 41 05 



City and County of San Francisco 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Art Commission 
STATE LOCAL 

Joan Ellison 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Robert LaRocca 
Richard Mayer 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Rdy Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



^ MINUTES 

STATE/LOCAL PARTNERHSIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

February 28, 1983 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Board Room 



^wo Ji/iENTS DEPT. 

MAR Y 1983 



SAN FRANCISCO 
pii--" i<~ I iPRAPY 



PRESENT: Commissioner Jacqueline Nemerovski 
Commissioner Jo Hansen 

Meg Madden, Chair, Advisory Task Force 
Kathryn Reasoner, Staff Coordinator 

GUEST: Charles Forester, Consultant 



DISCUSSION: 

Staff's Report opened the meeting with mention and 
discussion of the statewide State/Local Partnership 
Conference in Merced on February 7th and 8th which 
she and Meg Madden attended. 

The outline materials for the Phase II requirements 
were passed out and discussed. Possible uses for the 
arts resource listings by both the Art Commission and 
the community were discussed, and the rationale behind 
the gathering and coding of the data explained to those 
present. Commissioner Hansen made the comment that she 
felt that these lists would be helpful in informing 
Commission members about those active in the arts 
community for purposes such as the annual awards of merit. 

Computerization of the lists was mentioned as beinq done 
with the assistance of the City Attorney's office, and 
this was stressed as especially helpful in allowing the 
data to be updated and flexible in use for mailings, 
selected promotional or advocacy use, and as a data base 
for the Cultural planning process. 

Charles Forester was introduced as the candidate for the 
position of consultant to the program to assist in the 
preliminary stage of the final Phase of the Cultural ^lan. 

The public relations material for the State/Local Program 
was discussed as re-drafted after discussion at the last 
committee meeting. Commissioner Hansen and Commissioner 
Nemerovski approved the current draft. Staff was directed 
to check with Director Ellison-V7ong regarding the graphic 
presentation being done for the Commission for its new 



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STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE MINUTES 
(continued) 

brochure. It was agreed that this material and the Phase II 
Directory should use the new logo if it were to be ready in time. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m. 
Respectfully submitted, 

tathrjj^h R^easoner : 
Staff Coordinator 



STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM 

FINAL DRAFT - PROGRAM DESCRIPTION FOR PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION 

BACKGROUND 

The California Arts Council is currently spending roughly 
10% of its funding on a State/Local Partnership Program which 
was begun in 1980. This program is intended to stimulate local 
arts activity and increase poliitical awareness among its arts 
constituencies, especially in rural counties. Plans also 
include giving county agencies the responsibility of regranting 
state money to those programs whose primary impact is local. 

The State/Local program is part of a nationwide trend to errant 
increasing responsibility and control over tax dollars to the 
local level, where it is believed citizens can participate most 
effectively in government. This "decentralization" or "locali- 
zation" in the arts is meant to provide the widest possible 
access to the best of old and new art forms. 

The California State/Local Program grants money to the Boards 
of Supervisors of the counties of California. The county Boards 
have picked local "partners" to develop funding mechanisms to 
allocate this money. In San Francisco, the City Charter specifies 
that the San Francisco Art Commission handles all public arts 
monies; it was therefore named the State/Local Partner by the 
Board of Supervisors. 

Initially, the Art Commission held eight public meetings in 
various city neighborhoods to allow members of the arts communitv 
to give their advice on this new program. 

The resounding recommendation from these meetings was that a 
community panel be formed to determine how best to use the small 
allotment of State/Local dollars. The result is the State/Local 
Advisory Task Force to the San Francisco Art Commission. Formed 
in 1982, it is composed of over 20 volunteers: arts, business 
government and community leaders. 

The Advisory Task Force has concluded that the State/Local D rogram 
needs a great deal of adaptation to suit an arts community which 
is already highly developed, networked, and successful in 
developing many types of funding sources and audiences. This 
is San Francisco's special challenge: to mold the goals of the 
statewide program to fit needs which are not only urban, but 
those of an internationally acclaimed arts center. 

The first job of the Task Force, as mandated by the State, is 
to develop a comprehensive Cultural Plan for the City of San 
Francisco. With the approval of the Art Commission, the City 
Planning Commission is working with the Task Force and planning 
consultant, to accomplish this. 

Perhaps the most resonant idea in the State/Local Program is that 
of "partnership". Partnership between the public and private 
sectors will lead to the development and delivery of the best 
possible art to the broadest spectrum of the community, enrichinq 
the cultural lives of all San Franciscans. 



GOALS 

In 1981 the California Arts Council outlined the following 
objectives for the State/Local Program: 

1. Provide a mechanism for more effective local arts planning 
and coordinate such planning with State proqrams . 

2. Develop rural and suburban areas which have not fully 
participated in arts programs. 

3. Give Local Partners the opportunity to assist the 
California Arts Council in improving arts programming. 

4 . Provide a more stable base of support for the arts by 
expanding public and private sector support at the local 
level. 

5. Provide a decentralization mechanism for the other 
California Arts Council programs. 

6. Prevent duplication and overlap between federal , (administered 
through the C.A.C.,) state and local programs. 

7. Provide for increased employment of artists. 

8. Stimulate the local economy. 

Locally, the purpose of the State/Local Partnership Program is 
to provide a climate in which San Francisco's arts can continue 
to thrive and grow, reaching ever larger audiences and thereby 
enhancing the cultural life of the City. To accomplish this, 
existing activities in the City need to be promoted and strengthened, 
forming a partnership between the public and private sectors. 

The program goals include: 

1. Developing a comprehensive cultural plan for the City with 
an effective mechanism for continued planning. 

2. Providing a cultural resource list for the City, coordinatina 
between arts and cultural support groups to uodate 
information and to eliminate duplication of resources. 

3. Developing an equitable funding mechanism for dissemination 
of state or federal funds. 

4 . Participating in the State/Local Program in the Bay Area 
and statewide for information exchange, cooperative 
programming efforts and advocacy for all the arts to local, 
state and federal levels. 



5. Promoting and acting as advocate for the arts community, 
to ensure that the needs of special constituencies such 
as minorities, the disabled and senior citizens are 
represented and addressed with the needs of individual 
artists, arts organizations and those served by social 
institutions such as the schools. 



In summary, the Advisory Task Force will work with the Art 
Commission to ensure that planning is sensitive and responsive 
to the complex needs and priorities of the existing communities 
of San Francisco. 



ORGANIZATION 

The State/Local "Bask Force serves as an advisor to the San 
Francisco Art Commission. (See page following for organizational 
flow chart. ) 

The Task Force has divided into working committees, charqed with 
the following: 

Steering Committee : Coordinates the committee work and 
reccomends actions to the full Task Force. 

Artists-in-Residence : Identifies and evaluates current programmina, 

Business & Foundations : Identifies and evaluates local business 
and foundation support for the arts . 

Bylaws : Drafts rules, regulations and bylaws for Task Force 
approval . 

Individual Artists : Identifies and represents interests of 
individual artists, researches individual artists' programs. 

Nominating : Seeks and enlists volunteers to serve on Task Force 
and its committees who represent the broadest soectrum of arts 
interest and support. 

Organizations : Identifies and represents the interests of arts 
organizations . 

Personnel : Recommends to Task Force hiring, supervision and 
termination of program employees. 

Special Constituencies : Identifies and represents interests of 
the disenfranchized or socio-economically disadvantaged citizens 
who wish to participate in cultural activities. 

Technical Assistance : Identifies and evaluates technical assistance 
provision to the arts in San Francisco. 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

(This category could include whatever other topics deemed necessary 
or more details of topics discussed prior such as details of the 
three Phases of planning and their current status, committee 
members with their affiliations, minutes of meetings, sample 
formats such as the facilities directory, press clippinqs, 
financial statements, budget parameters, lists of contributors , etc 
It is suggested that these possible additions not be tvpeset at 
the present time, but produced on an "as needed" basis and 
attention called to them in an appropriate cover letter.) 




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City and County of San Francisco 



Art Commission 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Joan Ellison 
DIRECTOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Robert LaRocca 
Richard Mayer 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



AGENDA 



STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE 



March 21 , 1983 
Monday 4 p.m. 



Approval of Minutes 

Staff Report: 

Phase II Directory & Board Resolution 

Advisory Task Force Report: 

Phase Ill/Consultant's "Pre-Plan" 



This meeting will be held at the San Francisco 
Museum of Modern Art in the Board Room, 4th Floor 



^wUfvlENTS DEPT. 

MAR 1 6 1983 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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415) 558-3463 



4 5 Hyde Street, Room 319 
9 3 MISS I O N OTRCCT, OT I I TLOOn 



San Francisco 94102 
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Art Commission 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Joan Ellison 
DIRECTOR 



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MINUTES 



ommissioners 



oselyne C. Swig 
President 

mitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

2rnon Alley 
mothy Duncan 
•edrick Goerner 
obert LaRocca 
ichard Mayer 
tcqueline Nemerovski 
'illiam Paterson 
ero Patri 
2ter Rodriguez 
ay Taliaferro 

< Officio Members: 

residents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



s? STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

v"- March 21, 1983 DOCUMENTS OE PI 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Board Room 

APR 41983 

PRESENT: Commissioner Piero Patri, Chair 

Commissioner Jo Hanson SAN fka^jSCQ 

Commissioner William Paterson 

Meg Madden, Chair, Advisory Task Force 

Kathryn Reasoner, Staff Coordinator 

GUEST: Charles Forester, Consultant 



The first order of business was the approval of Minutes. 
Minutes were approved for the meetings of this Committee 
for December 20, 1982, January 24 and Febrary 28, 1983. 

Staff's Report included discussion of the Phase II 
Directory to be submitted to the California Arts Council. 
Discussion commenced with a review of the format and 
introductory material submitted to the full Commission 
at its meeting held on March 7th, 1983. Corrections 
were noted. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Hanson, seconded by 
Commissioner Paterson, to approve the amended Introduction , 
and thereby the full report. The motion was unanimously 
carried . 

Discussion was raised regarding distribution and printing 
of the Phase II Directory. It was suggested that the Art 
Commission consider the printing of additional copies for 
sales to cover all or partial costs of the project. 
Comparative budgets involving printing costs for varying 
quantities were outlined for those present. Commissioner 
Patri made the suggestion that more copies be printed to 
allow for lower costs and that Staff check into using 
Friends of the Arts as fiscal agent for cash received as 
result of this project. 

Commissioner Paterson moved that the printing be for 3 00 
copies, seconded by Commissioner Hanson. The motion was 
unanimously carried . 

Advisory Task Force Chair Meg Madden brought up the 
difficulties encountered in operating a state-affiliated 
program within the City's fiscal regulations. Those 



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present supported the idea of monies generated from Directory 
sales being used to cover other costs associated with the program 
where necessary. Staff was directed to meet with Katy Banks of 
Friends of the Arts to discuss the feasibility of this type of 
assistance, and to contact local arts presses regarding 
advertisement of the Directory's availability. 

A presentation was made to the Committee by Charles Forester, 
consultant to the Advisory Task Force for the program. Mr. 
Forester outlined the tasks associated with this first phase of 
the planning process, or the "pre-plan". He gave an overview of 
the work that has gone before, including the meetings and report 
organized by Jim Burns in the first year of the program, the 
current studies involving the cultural uses at Yerba Buena Center, 
and the publication of "ARTSFAX f 81" by the San Francisco Foun- 
dation. Mr. Forester described the political and economic 
environment currently within the arts community that has brought 
about increased awareness of the need for planning and for working 
together. He stressed the range of questions and the reasons for 
community planning and the necessity for designing with the 
reality of San Francisco's special needs and abilities for 
implementation firmly in mind. 

In response to questions from the Committee members present, Mr. 
Forester stated that he anticipates having a clear idea of the 
Plan's format midway through this phase, perhaps in May or early 
June. He and Meg Madden described the interest and involvement 
by the Department of City Planning in the person of Alvin James, 
who acted as consultant for the interviewing process. Precedents 
in San Diego, Los Angeles and Marin were also mentioned and the 
assistance that examination of other models can and cannot provide. 
The possibility of decentralization of state arts funding was 
also mentioned as a factor to be considered in its effect on the 
City. Mr. Forester mentioned his interviews with staff members 
of the California Arts Council, and expressed a strong view that 
the City should try to meet the C.A.C. requirements the best way 
possible while creating a planning model that would suit its 
own special needs. 

The "pre-Plan" will include the format for the actual Plan, 
outlining components and structure, decisions to be made and 
issues to be considered. A working set of objectives and goals 
will also be presented as a starting place for discussion and 
decision-making. The "pre-Plan" will be able to be used as a 
"selling document", as something to arouse people's imagination 
and to elicit support from the community. 

It was agreed that Mr. Forester should come to the next Art 
Commission meeting to made a small report and to answer questions. 

The meeting adjourned at 6:00 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Kathryn Reasoner, Staff Coordinator 



INTRODUCTION 



This preliminary inventory of San Francisco's arts resources 
was compiled as a step towards accomplishment of a Cultural 
Plan for the City under the State/Local Partnership Program. 
The California Arts Council believes that the arts in the 
State will be better served by local partners who have 
sensitivity and heightened capacity to respond to the arts 
in their local communities. The State/Local Partnership 
Program is designed to provide communities with the opportunity 
to define their particular goals, and to develop programs to 
achieve those goals. 

There are three primary goals of the California Arts Council's 
State/Local Partnership Program: 

1. To encourage local cultural planning & decision-making. 

2. To broaden the base and enhance the responsiveness of 
Council programming. 

3. To heighten opportunities for artists and interested 
citizens to directly affect arts policies and practices. 

To implement the first goal, funds are made available annually 
to 58 counties and four cities in California through a Block 
Grant to local governments (county boards of supervisors or 
city councils.) These unmatched funds are offered for the 
purpose of developing countywide plans for the arts, as well 
as for maintaining entities that will carry out the reccomen- 
dations of the plans.* 

Phase II of the planning process requested by the C.A.C. calls 
for an inventory and description of existing public and private 
cultural resources and facilities. "Resource" was defined, 
for our purposes, as both organizational resources existing 
within and for the professional arts community, and those 
offering creative arts programming directly to the public. 
This listing addresses the Council's second goal by including 
a breakdown of the constituencies served by these programs. 
Each entry has been additionally coded by artistic discipline 
and by type of institution. The institutional range demon- 
strates the variety of ways in which art in experienced by the 
population — in institutional settings, such as schools and 
hospitals, as well as in more traditional galleries and concert 
halls. 

What the current inventory does not attempt to do is to judge 
the health and stability of these arts agencies. (This will 
become part of the needs assessment contained in Phase III of 
the planning process.) The transient nature of many of these 
programs and organizations became very apparent while the data 
was being collected. It is certain that this listing will 

*C.A.C. Guide to Programs and Services, 1983-84 



become dated almost immediately. It was for this reason — 
concern for allowing additions and updating of this list — 
and to facilitate the sharing of arts information with others 
around the Bay, that the data was computerized. A simple 
coding system was adapted from the National Standards for 
Arts Information devised for the National Assembly of State 
Arts Agencies with assistance from the National Endowment 
for the Arts. This allows the data to be selectively used 
for a variety of purposes in addition to planning, such as 
mailings or technical assistance referral. A list of the 
codes and their definitions is included in the Appendix at 
the end of this report. 

The City of San Francisco has long had a rich and vital arts 
community. Many movements have originated here in the Bay Area, 
which has been looked upon for decades as an important place 
for innovation in both the arts and popular culture. Recent 
years have brought cutbacks in funding, bringing the always- 
struggling arts scene under new pressures and greater scrutiny 
in the changing economic and political climate. The networ- 
king" and cooperation that have become a trademark of the San 
Francisco arts community and that contributed significantly 
to its health have become necessary to its survival. It is 
hoped that this inventory and the cultural planning process 
may broaden awareness of the resources existing in our 
community and open new areas of cooperation to strengthen all 
the arts. 



March 198 3 



This Directory is a project of the State/Local Advisory Task 
Force of the San Francisco Art Commission and is due to the 
efforts of the many individuals who have shared both time and 
information towards its completion: 



San Francisco Art Commission 

Roselyne C. Swig, President 
Dmitri Vedensky, Jr., 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Frederick Goerner 
Robert LaRocca 
Jo Hanson 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Director of Cultural Affairs: 
Joan Ellison-Wong 

Art Commission staff 



State/Local Advisory Task Force 
of the S.F. Art Commission 

Meg Madden Chair 
Bernice Bing 
Margy Boyd 
Rena Bransten 
Austin Conkey 
Herb Felsenfeld 
Christine Fiedler 
Leah Forbes 
Sharon Grace 
Rhodessa Jones 
Sukey Lilienthal 
Ralph Maradiaga 
Bob Martin 
Gail Newman 
Marcia O'Dea 
Renny Pritikin 
Richard Reineccious 
Alma Robinson 
Bart Ross 
Kary Schulman 
Karen Tsujimoto 
Wende Williams 
LeRoy Willis 



Program Coordinator/Editor 
Kathryn Reasoner 



Project Volunteer Staff : 
Felecia Gaston, Midge Kretchmer, Jane Kurtz & Marilyn Ward 

Computerization & Special Assistance : 
Debbie Batty with Michael Brophy, Edward Johnson, Office 
of the City Attorney 



Additional thanks to all the State/Local Partners who shared 
their suggestions and to the many others who provided support 
and information for the project, and to the California Arts 
Council for providing both the impetus and the funding to 
allow for its inception. 



A NOTE ON THE CONTENTS: 



Certain assumptions were made both in collecting and 
classifying the information contained in this report. A 
list of definitions of the classifications used is contained 
in the Appendix. More general assumptions include the 
following: 



All organizations are listed together by discipline, with 
their full description of activities before being classified 
by constituency or type of institution. This assumes that 
all offerings are for the general public, and allows for 
showing the range of activity in each discipline. In 
addition, certain of these groups see their primary audience, 
(which may or may not include the artists themselves,) as 
belonging to a particular age or social/ethnic group. 

Most of those listed are non-profit organizations. We did 
not attempt to list businesses such as retail art suppliers 
or nightclubs; comprehensive listings are available else- 
where, through the phone book or the publications included 
in this report. 

The omission of individual artists from this listing was 
dictated far more by practical than philosophical consi- 
derations. Individuals are indeed the basic resource for 
all the arts. We hope to include them in future efforts 
in order for this data to be truly representative. 

Arts facilities have been included, for the most part, 
only where they are attached to arts producers. A more 
comprehensive collection of the data that is available, 
and research into new areas is currently being conducted 
and will become part of Phase III of this process. 



And finally, this Inventory is part of an ongoing process.. 
Additions and changes are being made even as this first 
listing goes to press. Your assistance is needed to insure 
that the data is both accurate and complete. Please send 
all additional information to: STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP 
PROGRAM, San Francisco Art Commission, 45 Hyde Street, 
Room 319, San Francisco, California 94102. 



City and County of San Francisco 

<\ A70.&S" Dianne Feinstein 



Art Commission 




MAYOR 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 



April 25, 1983 



Joan Ellison 
DIRECTOR 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY 4 1983 

SAN FRANCifcv,0 

PUB! i~ " i«.v Mi .. / 



Dmitri Vedensky. Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
rimothy Duncan 
r redrick Goerner 
Robert LaRocca 
Richard Mayer 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
-^erci Patri 
3 eter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

ix Officio Members: 

-•residents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



Dear Commissioner , 

Enclosed please find the text for proposed amendment 
to the<Minutes of the^State/Local Partnership Program 
Report at the Art Commission meeting held on April 4, 
1983. f£ 

The proposed changes will be presented at the upcoming 
meeting on May 2, 1983. The amendment is being 
requested primarily to clarify the actual requirements 
of the state Arts Council, including statement that 
it is the Art Commission , as the Local Partner, that 
has primary responsibility for the Cultural Plan. 



'athryn Reasoner, Coordinator 
State/Local Partnership Program 



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Minutes (4 Apri 923) - 5 - Art Commission 

COMMITTEE REPORTS/State- Local : continued 

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consultant Chuck Forrester. Commissioner Nemerovski submitted the following resolu- 
tion that was seconded by Commissioner Rodriguez and unanimously approved by the 
Art Commission : 

RESOLUTION 1983-532: Commendation of S/LPP Coordinator Kathryn Reasoner 

RESOLVED, that this Commission does hereby highly commend the work 
of Kathryn Reasoner, Coordinator of the State/Local Partnership 
Program Committee, in preparing the Phase II Submission to the 
California Arts Council — viz., the San Francisco Arts Resource 
Di rectory . 

Both Ms. Reasoner and consultant Forres t er reported that, in an attempt to fur ther 
satisfy the State's requirements, the Arts Resource Directory will be expanded 
and additionally sorted. The State is interested in seeing data not only on arts 
groups but also on arts facilities and on demographics. Beyond this, they requ ire 
a statement of objectives and policies from the Planning Commission that principally 
^reflect a cultural plan for the City and the specific mechanisms by which the 
City plans to re-grant the Stat e's mon ies . 

Regarding the sale of 200 of the 300 approved copies of the Directory, President 
Swig suggested that a unit cost of $10.00 would not be unreasonable for such a 

coiiiprehcnsi vu resource . 



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TEXT FOR PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO MINUTES AS SHOWN ABOVE per 
State/Local Partnership Program Committee report, pg.'s, para. 2 

i^l^° read a * St * ted here ' < al1 changes have been outlined, 
except for in the first sentence, where the words, "in an 

been m deleted U ) :ther Satisfy the state ' s requirements" have 

"Both Ms. Reasoner and consultant Forester reported that the 
Arts Resource Directory will be expanded and additionally sorted. 
The State is interested in seeing data not only on arts groups 
but also on arts facilities and on demographics. Beyond this 
they require a statement of objective and policies from the 
Local Partner that principally reflect a cultural plan for the 
city, including the specific mechanisms by which state monies 
could be regranted for local arts programmin g . " " ~ 



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MINUTES OF STATE/LOCAL ADVISORY TASK FORCE GENERAL MEETING '' 

: Mt 3 1983 

May 17, 1983 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

Intersection Gallery SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC | IRRARV 

ATTENDANCE: Meg Madden, Chair Wende Williams Guests: 

Alma Robinson Leah Forbes Chuck Forester 

Ralph Maradiaga Richard Reineccius Jo Hanson 

Sharon Grace Austin Conkey Richard Alpert 

Christine Fiedler Marcia O'Dea Celeste White 

Kary Schulman Renny Pritikin Steve Walters 

Gail Newman Kathryn Reasoner 

CHAIR'S REPORT: Meg Madden commenced her report with the 
announcement that drafts of Rules and Regulations had been sent 
to all Task Force members for their approval and that discussion 
and voting on them would take place at the June meeting. 
Advocacy : The upcoming statewide meeting of the California Arts 
Council was announced for May 27th in San Francisco, and all 
Task Force members were urged to attend. Kathryn was asked to call 
the Council for the Agenda and Task Force members may contact her 
for details. Meg outlined the work done with the other Partners 
concerning testimony for this meeting and the statewide committee 
work on the Local Priorities Grant formula that grew out of the 
Merced conference in February. 

Computer Network : The proposal by Partners for Liveable Places to 
assist in setting up a Bay Area State/Local computer network was 
outlined and mention made of the meetings held with San Francisco 
arts administrators and the Bay Area Regional Partners to explore 
the idea. Meg reported that participants in the San Francisco 
meeting voiced interest in holding workshops and in further 
development of the idea of a centralized database on the arts. 
Phase II/Board of Supervisors : Meg and Kathryn described the 
meeting held with Supervisor Doris Ward, Chair of the Culture and 
Recreation Committee with Commissioner Ray Taliaferro. Supervisor 
Ward was briefed on the State/Local Partnership Program, (with 
emphasis on the Resolution necessary for continuance with Phase III) 
along with mention of the Art Commission's other programs. Meg 
explained the circumstances of the unplanned effort and stated 
the importance of scheduling a further discussion with Supervisor 
Ward to more adequately cover the program and the Cultural Plan. 
Friends of the Arts : It was announced that this agency has agreed 
to act as fiscal agent for the selling of the Phase II directory 
and mention was made of the Art Commission's current exploration 
of an umbrella private non-profit for all of its programs. 

STAFF REPORT: Most of staff activities have focused on the above- 
mentioned areas. Kathryn informed those present that the gallery 
would be undergoing renovations through mid-June and that members 
should contact her by leaving messages in the Art Commission office. 
Task Force members were urged to sign up for the Retreat as soon 
as possible, and to let her know what their committee interests 
would be for the coming year. 

San Francisco's Local Priorities Grant award has been announced 
at last year's level, and contracts for the first portion received. 



Those present received copies of the Phase II Report/Directory 
and urged to send corrections and additions to the State/Local 
office for inclusion in future. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS: Gail Newman announced that a meeting was 
being scheduled for those interested in discussing artists in 
schools at the conclusion of this meeting. (The meeting was 
scheduled for June 1st at 5:00 p.m.) 

Sharon Grace was asked to report on her presentation at the last 
committee meeting. She described that "volatile" occasion, and 
suggested that Task Force members interested in the issues raised 
request copies of the Minutes. Topics under discussion at this 
meeting included negative stereotyping of artists, the difficulty 
and problems involved in getting individual artists to organize, 
the problems faced by artists who attempt to work within large 
bureaucracies and the need for greater education on art in our 
culture. Sharon suggested that the best system was one that kept 
process and administration simple and that a goal in support of 
individuals should be to place as little apparatus between funds 
and their recipients as possible. 
Kathryn announced that the committee would be receiving copies of 
Wendy Lessor's report on funding models for individual artists 
prepared for the San Francisco Foundation. She asked that other 
ATF members interested in this report contact her for a copy. 

NOMINATING: Wende Williams reported on the three meetings held 
by the committee over the last two months. Work has included 
an examination of the Task Force's profile of community represen- 
tation, draft of guidelines to assist the Bylaws Committee with 
membership issues and outline of reccomendations for a Resource 
Committee . 

Celeste White and Steve Walters were introduced as committee- 
approved candidates for membership on the Task Force. Each one 
gave a summary of their background and interest in serving on the 
Task Force to those present. (The candidates were asked to leave 
the room for discussion and voting.) 

Questions were raised in discussion as to how these candidates 
were selected and whether the Task Force should have an opportunity 
to meet with them more extensively before considering them for 
membership. Wende outlined the process of interview and selection 
that the committee has been using for these and prior approvals. 
It was suggested that detailed discussion of the process be 
deferred for the next meeting's discussion and vote on all Task 
Force procedures, but that these candidates be considered for a 
vote at this meeting. The group was reminded that the Art 
Commission has final approval of its membership. 
Approval of both candidates was unanimous with one abstention. 

ORGANIZATIONS: It was reported that the committee had not met 
since the last Task Force meeting, but that staff had consulted 
with some of its individual members to help in completion of the 
Phase II report. 



MINUTES OF STATE/LOCAL ADVISORY TASK FORCE GENERAL MEETING 3 

BUSINESS/FOUNDATIONS COMMITTEE: Kathryn reported for Bart Ross 
on the completion of the promotional material and discussion of 
its physical format for the committee's use in its interviewing 
process. She also mentioned that the next meeting's agenda had 
been planned based on the Cornell University conference on 
"Building Cultural Partnerships". 

CONSULTANT'S REPORT: Meg Madden introduced Chuck Forester, new 

consultant to the program for the "pre-plan" phase. 

Chuck began his report by describing his activities for the 

past month, including his meetings with the California Arts Council, 

the members of the Task Force Steering Committee, and the Art 

Commission's State/Local Program Committee. He outlined his 

professional background in city planning and community development 

and his personal interest in the arts. 

A Plan was described as being many things in many different 

situations. Chuck spoke on the importance of discerning the 

plan's purpose and its client, (see handout), and talked about 

the various ways for a plan to function. He placed stress on the 

idea of keeping the plan open and process-oriented, of targetting 

the problems even if no current answers were felt to exist. 

Elements for the success of a plan include common vision, enthusiasm 

for carrying it out, agreement on the process and what needs to be 

done, as well as a basis in solid research to provide the arguements 

to back it up. Chuck pointed out that most lay people are not 

aware of the economic arguements for the arts. He also mentioned 

that the quality of the people who become involved is crucial to 

making a good plan happen. 

Discussion commenced with mention of the bad precedent set in 

the community by the experience many arts professionals had with 

the Yerba Buena Center process. Also presented was the balance 

necessary between the state-imposed guidelines and the actual 

needs of the community. Positive results of the planning process 

were voiced, including the setting down of arguements for the 

uniqueness of San Francisco's position in the state, "confirming 

our opinion of ourselves" by finding the data to demonstrate the 

city's contribution as a cultural center. Chuck suggested that 

an arguement could be made that rural counties receive more state 

funding for industries that San Francisco does not have, such as 

agriculture, whereas San Francisco's arts industry is major by 

comparison to the rest of the state. 

Chuck concluded his report by mentioning the importance of the 

Retreat scheduled for June 11th as a time to ask many questions 

and to begin giving shape to the plan for San Francisco. 

Meg adjourned the meeting asking for priority to be given to 
attending the Retreat, both as a chance to plan for the future 
and to evaluate where we've been. 



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A MASTER PLAN POR ARTS AND CULTURE 



Purposes of a Plan 

1. Educate the general public 

2. Educate decision-makers 

3- Regulate private/personal actions in the public interest 

^4. Distribute/allocate money 

5. Encourage support for certain activities 

6. Launch new ideas 

7. Reconfirm public opinion 

8. Involve the general public 
9- Organize information 

10. Set guidelines for future actions 

11. Address specific problem areas 

Who 1 s the CI ient? 

Two relationships are clear: 

The task force advises the Art Commission 
The consultant works for the task force 

The general public? Specific segments of the public? 

Artists, arts oran izat i ons? 

Art consumers? 

California Arts Council? 

Mayor, Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission? 



May 17, 1983 
Quarles Associates 



I 

STATE/LOCAL ADVISORY TASK FORCE GENERAL MEETING MINUTES 

' November 16, 1983 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. 
•^ San Francisco Art Institute Conference Room 

ATTENDANCE: Meg Madden, Chair Francisco Camplrs" 

Herb Felsenfeld, V. Chair Sharon Grace 
Gail Newman Margy Boyd 

Steve Walters Bart Ross 



NOV 2 



Wende Williams Leah Forbes 

Ralph Maradiaga Kathryn Reasoner 

Chair Report : Meg Madden outlined the events that transpired 
over the last few weeks, including the annual conference of the 
California Confederation of the Arts and a statewide caucus of 
State/Local Partners. She noted that the turnout at the State/ 
Local caucus was far better than expected, with 3 4 counties 
represented by 50 participants. It was also mentioned that the 
role of the State/Local Partnership Program is being increasingly 
appreciated by others in the state's arts community as a vital 
and useful network. 

Announcement was made of the resignation of Celeste White for 
reasons of health and family committments. Celeste has said that 
she remains interested in the work of the program, and hopes to 
be seen as a resource though she is not able to qive time to the 
regular attendance of meetings and ongoing committee work. 
Meg also announced that the grant submitted to the N.E.A. Design 
Arts Program has not been reccomended for funding. She said that 
this will require re-evaluation of the budget and development of 
alternative strategies to implement the public participation 
component of the planning process. 

A Civil Grand Jury investigation of the arts in San Francisco is 
underway, and Meg reported on her conversation with its members 
about the program. 

There was discussion on the Live/Work advocacy currently beinq 
conducted in connection with the hearings on the Downtown Plan, 
and Meg reported on her recent meeting with Dean Macris of City 
Planning, who supports the 2% for arts under proposal. Kathryn 
asked for input from Task Force members on the suggestion made 
that the Arts Commission and State/Local hold an informal session 
with arts professionals and City Planning staff to discuss this 
component. 

Meg announced that Mr. Macris is also offering staff time by his 
department to assist the Task Force in public involvement in the 
Plan, given the loss of the N.E.A. funds for this purpose. 
Brief explanation was given on the current status of the Friends 
as fiscal agent for the Arts Commission and the ongoing discussion 
with the C.A.C. regarding the contracts for 1983-84. 

Planning Committee : Kathryn Reasoner reviewed the role and 

responsibilities of the Planning Committee as defined by the 

Task Force Nominating Committee at their meeting of September 9th, 

and summarized in the Pre-Plan report. She stressed the need 

for a small working body, able and committed to putting in the 

time and energy to organize the final phases of the planning effort. 



STATE/LOCAL ADVISORY TASK FORCE GENERAL MEETING MINUTES Dage 2 

Planning Committee Election : Herb Felsenfeld introduced the 
election process by urging all Task Force members to become 
involved with the committee of their choice. He explained that 
the Steering Committee had prepared a slate of reccomendations 
that would be the first motion for voting upon. The slate was 
compiled from ballots collected and calls made to members of the 
Task Force. All nominees were then contacted to determine their 
interest in serving on the Planning Committee. Herb said that 
reccomendations made reflected a range of concerns and interests. 
The reccomended slate was read with a statement on the qualifi- 
cations of each candidate: 

Chair, Public Involvement Committee: Francisco Camplis 
Chair, Arts & Economics Committee: Bart Ross 
Chair, Arts & Education Committee: Leah Forbes 
At-Large Members: Renny Pritikin, Richard Reineccius 
Ex-Officio reccomendation: Kary Schulman 

Herb made motion that the slate be approved as reccomended, 
seconded by Margy Boyd. The motion was opened for discussion. 
Comments included concern with the imbalance of men and women on 
the committee and the defining of "at-large" and "ex-officio" 
positions. The term of office had not been determined, and the 
motion was amended to include a term to coincide with elections 
of all Task Force members on June 1st, (1984). 
Margy made a call for the question. An oral vote was taken 
and the motion was defeated. 

The ballot was re-opened and nominations taken for each position: 

Chair, Public Involvement Committee: Francisco Camplis 

Chair, Arts & Economics Committee: Bart Ross 

Chair, Arts & Education Committee: Leah Forbes 

There being no other nominees for these positions, each was voted 

on by acclamation, and all were approved. 

Nominations were taken for At-Large Members and included Renny 

Pritikin, Richard Reineccius, Bernice Bing and Sukey Lilienthal. 

Sharon Grace, Gail Newman and Margy Boyd declined nomination. 

Ballots were collected from those present on each nomination and 

tallied. Renny Pritikin and Richard Reineccius received the 

majority of votes. Sukey Lilienthal was named as alternate 

should either of them not be able to serve. 

The meeting began breaking up at 6:15, and it was brouaht to the 
attention of those remaining that the Ex-Officio position had 
not been recalled as a motion to the floor. Motion was made to 
elect Kary Schulman to serve in the capacity of Ex-Officio member 
on the Planning Committee and approved by a 5 to 1 vote of those 
present, (Staff and Chair non-voting but in attendance.) 



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City and County of San Francisco 

<r\ A"7/0 Z-,<T" Dianne Feinstein 



-s? Arts Commission 




MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



MINUTES 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



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February 9, 1984 DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Arts Commission Conference Room 



FEB 2 3 1984 



PRESENT: 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Commissioner Piero Patri, Chair 

Commissioner Jacqueline Nemerovski 

Commissioner Jo Hanson 

Commissioner William Paterson 

Claire Isaacs, Director of Cultural Affairs 

Meg Madden, Chair, Advisory Task Force 

Herb Felsenfeld, Vice Chair, Advisory Task Force 

Kathryn Reasoner, Program Coordinator 



DISCUSSION OF PHASE III REPORT: 

The main agenda item consisted of discussion of the draft of 
the Phase III report to the California Arts Council. Those 
Commissioners present expressed comments and concerns regarding 
the work to date by the State/Local Advisory Task Force and 
staff. Specific comments were recorded for inclusion in the 
report and/or presentation at the next meeting of the Task Force 
for approval of the final draft. Both the Task Force and staff 
were complimented on their hard work in preparing this document. 

Kathryn Reasoner provided an overview of the process and activities 
targeted for completing the Plan this year. She described the 
data collection, including studies of Facilities and Economic 
Impact, and the process of meeting with the community for input 
and discussion of Plan recommendations. A major area for study 
will be the handling of the Program in future by the Arts Commission 
It was suggested that the final Action Plan address this in detail, 
with specific recommendations for the Commission's role, structure 
and relationship to the community. The creation of a Department 
of Cultural Affairs was raised as an idea for consideration, along 
with ways of improving coordination between existing city 
departments which support the arts in San Francisco. 

The question of the framework for application to the National 
Endowment for the Arts Test Program of Support to Local Arts 
Agencies was raised. It was agreed that the Phase III report 
was not specific enough to base the grant application on and 
that other work would be done for the proposal. 



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The Phase I I I report was viewed as very general in nature, and concern 

was voiced regarding the degree of specificity possible at this phase, 

It was pointed out that more specific programs and priorities can not be 

defined without definite information on the community and coordination 

with others who may be addressing the same areas. Public participation 

was also seen as crucial to insuring the Plan's acceptance and responsiveness. 

Commissioner Nemerovski expressed her concern that the Methodology section 
as currently written was unclear, combining activities relating directly 
to the planning process and other advocacy activities which do not directly 
relate to the planning effort. She expressed the view that advocacy had 
not yet been determined as a priority of the Program and that therefore the 
Task Force should not be engaging in these activities at this time. 
Commissioner Hanson admitted that, as a Commissioner, she did not feel 
adequately Informed in these areas, but that actions by the Task Force on 
behalf of the arts community were valuable and appropriate. She expressed 
a concern that the Task Force could become immobilized if confined to 
directly working on the Plan without making community contact and responding 
to requests for service and involvement. Kathryn Reasoner said that much 
of the Program's advocacy involvement has arisen out of needs perceived 
while gathering information, putting State/Local in the unique position of 
broker and catalyst between agencies. She cited the much-praised arts-in- 
school s project as example. 

Commissioner Patri said that he welcomes this non-legislated, "outlaw" 
activity, given that the Arts Commission is too often limited by its 
Charter, its own activity, and its history to respond to immediate community 
needs. Director Isaacs expressed her view of the Task Force as a valuable 
"lightning rod" for community concerns. However, she stressed that the 
language of this report should be restricted to what was appropriate under 
the structure of planning. "Lobbying" was seen as inappropriate to include 
in the context of Methodology. Commissioner Patri suggested that concrete 
actions for the Arts Plan be separated out from those activities engaged in 
to "till the soil", establishing working relationships with the community. 
Staff was directed to revise this section of the report to eliminate areas 
which did not directly relate to the planning process. 

it was agreed that the final Arts Plan this year should include recommendations 
on the role of the Advisory Task Force in the Arts Commission's future. 
Commissioner Nemerovski pointed out that the original purpose of the Task Force 
would be exhausted with the Plan's completion. However, she commented on 
the good work done by the group and said that the Arts Commission needed 
the Task Force for providing ongoing community input and the advocacy network 
with the community. Director Isaacs concurred, saying that the Task Force 
community 1 inkeage was very valuable for her, and that she had enjoyed 
the Task Force meetings as a chance to learn about concerns of the arts 
community. She also mentioned her pride in our State/Local Program when 
attending the meeting in Los Angeles with other Urban Partners last month. 

It was generally felt that the State/Local Committee could benefit from 
more regular and frequent meetings, and staff was directed to set these 
up for the future. 

The meeting adjourned at 6:00 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, // ^-9 



2ty and County of San Francisco 

SP ^ 



Arts Commission 




A*7£) fe c Dianne Feinstein 

4 2 ' MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



ommissioners 



loselyne C. Swig 
President 

)mitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

'ernon Alley 
imothy Duncan 
redrick Goerner 
o Hanson 
iobert LaRocca 
acqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
iero Patri 
eter Rodriguez 
iay Taliaferro 

ix Officio Members: 

residents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



MINUTES 

STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

April 23, 1984 DOCUMENTS DEPT 

Arts Commission Conference Room 

MAY 1 1984 

PRESENT: Commissioner Piero Patri, Chair SAW FRANCISCO 

_ -r tt PUBI IC ' "HRAPY 

Commissioner Jo Hanson 
Commissioner Roselyne Swig 



Meg Madden, Chair Advisory Task Force 
Herb Felsenfeld, Vice Chair, ATF 
Kathryn Reasoner, Program Coordinator 



The meeting commenced with a brief discussion of the 
importance of the Arts Commission's involvement in the 
Civic Center design work currently being conducted by 
the Department of Parks and Recreation before it 
comes to the Civic Design Committee for approval. The 
Arts Commission has evinced concern that there be a 
Master Plan for the Civic Center area which will guide 
future development in the areas of architecture, land- 
scaping and placement of public works of art. 

AGENDA 

State/Local Roundtable 

An agenda was set for the Roundtable to be held on the 
State/Local Partnership Program on April 26th at 3:30 
p.m. in the Dollar Board Room of the San Francisco 
Ballet Building. It was suggested that all presentations 
be contained to a half -hour period, and that visual aids 
be used to lighten and enhance the various components. 
Presentations are to be made by Commissioner Swig, 
(chairing,) Director Claire Isaacs, Program Coordinator 
Kathryn Reasoner, Task Force Chair Meg Madden and Vice 
Chair Herb Felsenfeld. 

The issue of the relationship of the State/Local Task 
Force to the Arts Commission and its Program committee 
was raised as a concern given the near-completion of 
the planning process for which the Task Force was 
appointed. It was suggested that the Task Force 
continue its existence in new form as a community 
advisory body. The manner of new appointments and 
its relationship to the Commission's other advisory and 
"satellite" committees was also discussed. It was 



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agreed that the role of the community advisory body would be 
to provide resources that were programmatic and political in 
nature, (as distinct from the Friends of the Arts, whose role is 
to contribute financial resources.) The community body would 
assist the Commission in carrying out the cultural plan, providing 
assistance to staff in broadening the community base for all 
programs, lobbying and working with the Commission on issues of 
concern to the arts community and the role played by the City in 
the arts. The current role of the Task Force's Public Involvement 
Committee for the Plan was seen as a model for how the future 
community body could provide a mechanism for continued input 
and dialogue with the community on the Commission's role in 
serving the arts in San Francisco. 

Fire Code Booklet 

Kathryn Reasoner reported on the meeting with Director Isaacs 
and Assistant Director Bell on a joint project with the City 
and County Fire Department to produce a code guide for performing 
and presenting arts organizations. State/Local will coordinate 
the project with input from an community group of arts represen- 
tatives and design professionals. The Fire Department has 
volunteered to pay for the printing and publication. All present 
agreed that this was a good and appropriate project for the 
State/Local Partnership Program to undertake at this time. It 
was suggested that the new appointee to the Arts Commission in 
the position of Literateur be asked to assist with the writing. 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

soner, Program Coordinator 




tty and County of San Francisco 

Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 




Arts Commission 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY 4 1984 

SAN FRANCISCO 
pimUC LIBRARY 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



ommissioners 



oselyne C. Swig 
President 

mitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

ernon Alley 
imothy Duncan 
redrick Goerner 
> Hanson 
obert LaRocca 
icqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
iero Patri 
eter Rodriguez 
ay Taliaferro 

x Officio Members: 

residents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



ROUNDTABLE MEETING ON THE STATE/ LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM 
Minutes on the session held at the San Francisco Ballet, 
455 Franklin Street, San Francisco, California 
April 26th, 1984, 4:00 p.m. 

Attendance ; 

Commissioners Roselyn C. Swig, Jo Hanson, Timothy Duncan 
and Jacqueline Nemerovski 

Advisory Task Force Members Meg Madden (Chair) , Herb Felsenfeld, 
(Vice Chair), Leah Forbes, Sharon Grace, Bernice Bing, Margy Boyd, 
LeRoy Willis 

Commission Staff Members Michael Bell, Patricia Kidd, Hael Kobayashi 
Frank Pietronegro, Fe Bongolan, Jill Manton, Regina Almaguer and 
Kathryn Reasoner 

Cultural Center Staff Oscar Maciel, Zemma Meacham, Bernice Bing, 
Lynda Rallo 

Friends of the Arts Director Mary Killion 

Commission President Swig called the meeting to order at 4:03 p.m. 
She welcomed everyone present to this special meeting on the State 
Local Partnership Program of the Arts Commission. She acknowledged 
Kathryn Reasoner and Meg Madden for arranging the Roundtable meeting 
in which an open disucssion was possible about the relationship and 
work of the Task Force and the Arts Commission. She stated that what 
will come from this meeting will lead to the right direction for 
application of the work that has been done. 

On Cultural Planning 

Kathryn Reasoner reported that support for cultural planning has been 
a "hot topic" in cities across the United States for the last six or 
seven years. In the Sixties, when the National Endowment for the Arts 
was founded, they were looking at how the Arts could better serve Ameri- 
can life. Since that time, audiences have grown and this has led to 
the development of cultural facilities. She continued, saying =that 
people in city government, the private sector and artists themselves, 
are discussing what role arts play in peoples' lives - particularly 
since funds are beginning to dry up and there's been a real demand 
for the arts to continue, and the funds have not increased immeasurably. 
She reminded the meeting that San Francisco has pioneered programs in 
the arts for years. Many cities call San Francisco as a resource, 
to learn, for instance, how the Hotel Tax operates, how we accomplished 
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Kathryn concluded saying that aside from the incentive provided by the California Arts 
Council, under the State/Local Partnership Program, it's important to look seriously at 
what we 'have here in San Francisco and discuss how it might be improved, and more impor- 
tantly, plan for the future of the arts in San Francisco; to see that the arts are 
nourished and a climate continues, for the arts to flourish and artists can live. 



History of the State/ Local Partnership Progr 



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Meg Madden Chair, State/ Local Advisory Task Force, provided a history of the inception 
of the ideas behind the State/Local Partnership Program. She stated that seven years ago, 
the National Endowment of the Arts began a program of funding of each of the States. She 
informed the meeting that prior to that time, there were only two Arts Councils in the 
country. Currently there's an Arts Council in every state and territory in the United 
States. Three years ago, she continued, the California Arts Council decided to continue 
the process by funding each of the counties in the state. Initially, they gave them the 
job of divising a cultural plan for counties. Because San Francisco is city and county, 
the Board of Supervisors named the Arts Council the partner. The California Arts Council, 
in each case, gave the money to the Board of Supervisors with the idea that they would form 
a partnership locally. The Arts Commission decided to hold a series of public meetings. 
The slides from these meetings were shown. Meg stated that what came from those meetings, 
vas the knowledge that people wanted a more participatory relationship in planning and an 
sxpressed interest in ideas that are carried on today in an idea of an arts festival or 
some series of events that would contribute to the visability of the arts and the importance 
Df arts and education. Also, the importance of funding individual artists and assisting any 
Dther constituency that might not have access to what is available and the development of 
3ther forms of cultural activity were ideas that had their genesis in those meetings. From 
:his, the Arts Commission appointed the Task Force to assist in the task of creating a 
zultural plan. Phase III has just been completed. She went on to say that the Task Force 
Felt that this didn't represent a real plan until they've had a lot of public input and 
:hat the next step would be to begin networking out into the community to gain feedback on 
he general ideas the Task Force has laid down. Also, she said, from these meetings, a 
relationship with the City Planning Commission has been established; they have been 
jiving part-time staff and access to their computer. A positive relationship with the 
Jan Francisco Foundation has been established and we are currently working with the Bay 
vrea Partnership on a feasibility study of preparing a regional plan that would extend to 
:he six counties surrounding San Francisco. Meg concluded by stating that the next r step, 
hat extends from two years ago, is to return to a format of having public meetings. 

irts Commission and State/Local Partnership Program 



n the Director's absence, due to illness, Mrs. Swig highlighted some of the points she felt 
he Director would have presented, which included how the Arts Commission became the agent 
'or the State/Local Program and how the State/Local Program had to fend for themselves, due 
o the Arts Commission being understaffed. Mrs. Swig praised the energy that has been 
enerated by the State/Local Task Force and their leading the Commission in various directions 
he continued on by stating that she would like to see the Task Force concentrate on creating 
etter communication with the public and informing them of their accomplishments and work, 
rs. Swig said that she thought the Director would like to think of the Task Force in an 
dvocacy role, so that she could call on a particular individual who might be able to focus 
n a particular situation and assist the Commission in resolving or expanding, or making 
ontacts. She also mentioned that networking is vital for the Commission and every one of 
ts entities. In conclusion, Mrs. Swig said that all of these areas lead to outreach and 
hat the Commission looks forward to working with the Task Force and continuing to have pride 
n their accomplishments. 

tructure of the State/Local Task Force for the Planning Process 

srb Felsenfeld stated that it's important to relate the purpose to the goals of the plan. 



Roundtable Meeting Minutes (cont'd.) 



The plan says we want to make the arts central to the life of the populace and presently, 
the arts are not central to that plan. He remarked that there is much work to be done 
through the three committees, the first being Arts and Economics. The task of that 
committee is to develop an economic impact study which projects the arts as an industry 
that has value by improving the quality of life in the city and contributes to the economy. 
He continued by describing the positive meeting with the representatives of the San Fran- 
cisco Convention and Visitors Bureau, private industry, and the performing unions. He 
mentioned his meeting with Professor Clapp from San Diego State University who was consul- 
tant for the San Diego plan, who has been here twice to give recommendations on a regional 
impact study. 

The next committee, Arts and Education, is presently gathering together a list of educators 
and artists who are interested in education throughout the city. The purpose of which is 
to reach out to members of the academic community to develop a broad-based committee that 
can research the role and status of the arts and education in San Francisco. The third 
committee is charged with the design and overseeing the implementation of the public 
oarticipation effort, advising us, and/gfVe us input and promote awareness. He concluded 
saying that the meeting today is to, specifically, hear and solicit input and to make 
aware, the planning effort and to learn of the concerns of the meeting's participants 
and to hear their comments about the plan. 

3oals of the Cultural Plan 



I) Increase public awareness of the arts, 

) Increase funding/ support for the arts, 

5) Increase participation and involvement by underserved constituencies in the arts, 

I) Expand the role of the arts in education, 

>) Create a supportive climate for artists. 

leg Madden stated that the central goal is to provide a community which will nurture artists 
md produce the best quality of art in San Francisco. The goals the Task Force has laid 
>ut and which will be brought to the public for their critique, involves increasing public 
iwareness of the arts and increased funding and support for the arts. Increased partici- 
>ation and involvement by the underserved constituencies in the arts is another major part 
)f the Task Force platform. Meg stated that the role of the arts in education will be 
ixpanded. She remarked that since Proposition 13 passage, the School District has not had 
in art supervisor position. The last few months the ad hoc Arts delivery panel , sponsored 
<y the State/Local, has conducted a series of meetings throughout the city, which every 
eacher in San Francisco has been invited to. The twelve major arts delivery programs have 
ad ten-minute presentations so San Francisco teachers would know what's available to them, 
lurrently, she continued, the Task Force is talking about an arts festival presentation 
or school personnel and any other interested party of smaller arts delivery groups. The 
verall goal is to finally create a supportive environment for artists. 



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QUESTIQNS AND DISCUSSION 

Commissioner Nemerovski expressed a question and her concern as to 
the timeline for completion of the tasks laid out in the Phase III 
Report towards final completion of the cultural plan. She stressed 
the importance of having specific dates when identified tasks will 
be completed. It was explained by Meg Madden and Kathryn Reasoner 
that December remains the target date for completion, although 
the regional feasibility assessment has put some of the data- 
gathering work of the committees on hold for the time being. 

Concern was also expressed about community control and input into 
the final document before it is adopted. Meg Madden outlined the 
ideas under discussion by the Public Involvement Committee which 
are to include public meetings and would be most appropriately 
held in the cultural centers and neighborhoods throughout the 
City to allow various constituencies to participate. 

Commissioner Duncan requested information on the amount of funding 
available to complete the project and administer the project this 
year. He was assured that sufficient funds are in hand for this 
year's administrative costs, and that anticipated funds from the 
C.A.C., (pending acceptance of the Phase III Report,) amount to 
roughly $30,000 for 1984-85. 

LeRoy Willis, a member of the Task Force, and Operations Director 
for Olympia and York Corporation, expressed his personal pleasure 
and satisfaction in witnessing the progress of the effort over 
the past 2 years. He reminded all present of the difficult 
relationship that existed between the Commission and the community 
body in the early days of the State/Local Program, and praised 
what the positive, constructive attitudes displayed at this meetinq. 
He said that he feels a need for the Task Force to continue to 
ensure that the cultural plan can be carr-ied out. He thanked 
the Commission for creating an opportunity for dialogue on the 
Program, and mentioned that he would like to receive input from 
the Task Force on the prqposed plans for the Yerba Buena Gardens. 

• 

Commissioner Hanson expressed her view of the importance of arts 
advocacy as a major goal of the Task Force. She pointed out that 
State/Local has developed remarkable networking capability which 
could continue to be valuabLe in promoting relationships both 
within the arts community and with other agencies. Additionally, 
she mentioned that, although the amount that the City and County 
of San Francisco spends on the arts is very high, the roles that 
city agencies play are not coordinated, leading to overlap and 
duplication of effort, which means that expenditures for art may 
not be most effectively spent. Commissioner Hanson reminded all 
present that many agencies are not hostile, merely ignorant, and 
that alot can be accomplished through educating them to make 
informed decisions affecting arts issues. She questioned whether 
advocacy could not be more strongly stressed among the goals listed 
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Leah Forbes addressed Commissioner Hanson's comments, stating 
that advocacy has always been a major concern of the Task Force, 
and that work has focused on creating a system for making 
information accessible for the arts community and others to assist 
in this. 

Commissioner Swig invited Commissioner Hanson to report on her 
recent and specific concerns regarding the Board of Supervisors 
vote earlier this week on the Beach Chalet. Commissioner Hanson 
described the motion put before the Board to appropriate funds 
to repair the Beach Chalet and her frustration that a tie vote 
was taken due to a lack of information being furnished them as to 
what was at stake in the issue. This is an example where the 
Arts Commission has taken a formal position, (regarding the murals 
in the Chalet,) and yet no one was informed that the Board was 
considering this resolution. 

Kathryn Reasoner offered another example of the lack of cohesive 
communication between city departments by the current plight of 
2 artists seeking to save their studios. Each is receiving 
different information as to how to appropriately act on the 
situation, with the result that hundreds of hours are wasted without 
effective action being taken. She expressed her hope that the 
work goincj into the cultural plan could result in political tools 
for the arts community -- perhaps diagrams, "blueprints" of how 
the City works — to assist them. 

Bernice Bing agreed on the importance of establishing networks 
between city departments which deal with the arts. 

Michael Bell offered a reminder to all present that individual 
artists are the core resource that all our work must support. He 
suggested that "a supportive climate for artists" should occupy 
the top priority for the Plan, and expressed his hope that the 
State/Local Partnership Program could play a role in taking 
strong positions in support of the arts that might be difficult 
for the Commission as a city agency. He pointed to the ability 
of the Task Force to respond and be aware of community concerns 
because of their direct involvement as a valuable asset. 

Commissioner Nemerovski pointed out that, although the Task Force 
may be aware of community concerns, they cannot take official 
action without approval of the Arts Commission. It was agreed 
that the function of the Task Force as an informational link 
with the community is vital to the Commission's enhanced 
ability to respond to issues as they arise. 

Oscar Maciel mentioned his recent experience with the "Mission 
Cultural Center" built by the Department of Parks and Recreation 
as yet another example of the lack of communication between 
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■ 

Commissioner Nemerovski stated that an important goal of the 
cultural plan should be to enhance communication between city 
departments, and that the Task Force should begin to come up 
with specific suggestions to begin solving some of the problems 
mentioned. She expressed her concern that some of these issues 
have been under discussion for many years, and that it is past 
time to get specific tasks put before the Commission for action. 
Commissioner Nemerovski also mentioned that the Mayor's Office 
did an economic impact study a few years ago that may still be 
of value. 

Commissioner Duncan asked the question of how to begin translating 
the process of planning into "product". Ideas from subsequent 
discussion included: 

- selection of a few actions from those listed in the Phase 
III Report (Meg Madden) 

- formation of an "advocacy core" group to watchdog city 
issues involving the arts (Roselyne Swig) 

- select 2 major issues requiring immediate action, such as 
live/work space and the Fire Code Booklet, to focus on 
(Michael Bell) 

Oscar Maciel expressed his interest in the State/Local issues 
under discussion and said that this meeting had been of special 
value to him because of the planning process that the Board of 
the Mission Cultural Center is currently engaged in. He 
remarked on the similarity of^ the goals that they had selected 
and those of the State/Local plan. 

Sharon Grace made an eloquent plea for action on behalf of 
individual artists. She described the rapid rate at which artists 
are being forced to move out of the area, and said that unless 
something is done to assist them now, there will be no artists 
left to serve when the planning is completed. She expressed her 
frustration that the individual artist always gets forced to the 
bottom of the list after .organizational needs are being taken 
care of. She mentioned that she has not been actively involved 
on the Task Force over the past few months and was concerned 
that individual artists might not be strongly enough represented 
in the process as currently described. 

Fe Bongolan asked how much o4: the Plan reflects new ideas, and 
how much is currently being implemented. She pointed out that 
the Neighborhood Arts Program has been actively working on 
Goal #3 (increasing participation by underserved constituencies) 
for some time. Kathryn Reasoner explained the importance of 
having all needs that were still seen to exist included in the 
process. An important next step will be to examine how current 
programs of the Arts Commission are addressing these needs, and 
how their efforts might be strengthened. 



ROUNDTABLE ON STATE/LOCAL -7- 

Hael Kobayashi brought up the need for improving communication 
with individual artists. He spoke of the lack of information 
available to artists on resources available, and the need for 
a central place where, artists can take issues of concern to them. 
He asked that the plan include a mechanism or program for 
reaching individuals. 

President Swig mentioned the issue of live/work and opportunities 
for artists which could be presented if the 2% for Art was 
adopted for private development in the Downtown Plan. She 
suggested that a meeting be sponsored between artists and major 
developers of real estate to educate them and to discuss how 
the arts might be incorporated into new buildings. Meg Madden 
pointed out that an informal group which concerned itself 
primarily with the live/work issue for artists has been meeting 
with a few developers already. Commissioner Duncan added that 
alot of what makes San Francisco attractive to developers is its 
thriving arts community, and that they might be made to see the 
benefits of supporting it. 

Hael Kobayashi said that he would like to see more artists 

brought into direct communication with top decision-makers, and 

suggested that they be invited to visit with artists in their 
studios. 

Kathryn Reasoner pointed out that the Department of City Planning 
has recently become quite interested in the issue of live/work 
South of Market, and that it will be up to us to see that they 
understand the issues. \ 

President Swig asked for final comments and thanked everyone 
who attended the meeting. Thanks were expressed also by 
Task Force Chair Meg Madden and staff Kathryn Reasoner for the 
ideas and information shared at this meeting. 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments. 

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Kathryn Reasoner, State/ Local Program Coordinator 
Patricia Kidd, Secretary 



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Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 

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Arts Commission 




Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



commissioners 



Xoselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Fredrick Goerner 
lo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
• Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museums 

Library Commission 

Planning Commission 

Recreation and Park 

Commission 



MINUTES 



STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

JOINT MEETING 

July 31, 1984 

4:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

Whisler Patri offices 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

AUG 8 1984 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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PRESENT: Commissioner Patri, Chair, S/LPP 
Commissioner Hanson 
Commissioner Paterson 

Meg Madden, Chair, S/LPP Advisory Task Force 
Anne-Marie Theilen, Director, NAP 
Kathryn Reasoner, Coordinator, S/LPP 



ARTISTS' LIVE/WORK SPACE 

Coordinator Kathryn Reasoner reviewed the circumstances surrounding 
the Board of Supervisors Resolution requesting that the Arts 
Commission take an active role in protecting live/work space for 
artists in San Francisco. Commissioner Hanson reinforced the 
importance of this involvement given the Commission's assigned role 
in seeing to the welfare of the artist. She pointed to the continuing 
exodus of artists away from the city as evidence of the problem. 
There was general discussion as to how the Commission could provide 
the necessary focus for solutions. Commissioner Hanson remarked 
that a budget was needed for effective action by the Commission 
on behalf of the artists. 

The attached budget, submitted by staff, was reviewed and revised 
during discussion. The amount of $7,500 proposed for the project 
was considered too modest in light of the possible work associated 
with the issue. It was generally agreed that, while the work to be 
accomplished would best be viewed in phases arranged by their 
urgency, the entire amount should be closer to $20,000 to avoid 
returns for additional sums in the future . 

The scope of services outlined was also reviewed and discussed in 
reviewing the tasks to be accomplished. Commissioner Hanson expres- 
sed a concern that the first two items placed emphasis on surveys 
and discussion, which was already ongoing. She called for a revision 
of the outline to stress coordination of city agencies to examine 
city policies and regulations as contained in item 3 . During the 



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ensuing discussion, the importance of having solid data and information to back 
up the concerns was expressed. All agreed that the coordination of city agencies 
was the major concern and should commence first, or simultaneously, with any 
data collection or analysis. 

Commissioner Patri raised the issue of defining "artist" for the purposes of 
discussion and policy. Kathryn Reasoner quoted correspondence between Maryly 
Snow and Supervisor Renne and Deputy City Attorney Pennnypacker regarding how 
the law has dealt with the question. Meg Madden was asked to explain New York's 
process for licensing artists for designated housing. Commissioner Patri 
stressed the importance of properly defining the public policy issue and of 
providing clear, action-oriented recommendations. 

Commissioner Hanson responded with the following suggestions for consideration: 

1) zoning to promote artists' live/work 

2) mechanisms to allow artists to upgrade property without its leading to 
eviction 

3) city-owned and artist-owned live/work space 

4) re-drafting building codes and regulations to permit live/work 

5) mechanisms to facilitate acquisition of live/work space for artists 
6.) model codes and legislation for adoption by city agencies 

Commissioner Patri also requested that information on what other cities have 
done to be included in the Scope of Services, along with an examination of 
what tools are available in existing federal and/or housing programs to assist 
in development of live/work space. 

Meg Madden requested that arts presentation facilities be included in any 
policy statement or as part of appropriate parcels to be developed. It was 
agreed that this was an important consideration. It was also agreed that 
live/work not be viewed as a housing issue, as uses are closer to those of 
small business or light industry. 

Committee members examined the proposed list of agencies for input and 
coordination presented under the Scope of Services. It was suggested that 
some representatives of the private sector, developers, landlords, etc. 
should also be involved in the consultation process, to insure that workable 
compromises be reached. The idea for a meeting between artists and developers, 
first suggested at the State/Local Roundtable, was raised, and it was agreed 
that this should also be pursued. 

The issue of a Moratorium on Eviction of Artists was raised for possible 
adoption and discussion. It was agreed that an official position on the 
Moratorium would be a mistake for the Arts Commission at this time. Reasons 
cited included the complexity of the issues involved, and the greater effective- 
ness of a campaign being waged through the artists and general public. The 
Commission's usefulness as a coordinator of other city agencies for focus on 
solutions to the problem was reiterated. 



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SPEAR/HARRISON DEVELOPMENT 

Commissioner Patri reported on the visit by himself, President Swig and 
staff to view a large building at Spear and Harrison streets which may be 
available for arts tenants over a 2 to 10-year period. The area is expected to 
upgrade very quickly, but the developer-owners would like public arts usage 
in the interim. It was agreed that, while the Arts Commission can not take on 
the management of the building, we may appropriately assist in connecting its 
owners with potential tenants from the arts community. 

FIRE CODE BOOKLET 

Kathryn Reasoner reported that the Fire Code Booklet is being contracted to 
San Francisco Study Center for layout and editorial design to facilitate its 
completion by early September. 

REGIONAL PLAN 

Meg Madden and Kathryn Reasoner reported on the progress of the regional 
ArtsFax surveying proposal being assembled by the Bay Area Partnership. They 
expressed concern that the current document does not meet the needs of San 
Francisco as anticipated, based on the Phase III Report. It was mentioned that 
San Francisco may have to continue with its data collection on a separate basis 
rather than that earlier proposed. 



THE NEXT MEETING OF THE STATE/LOCAL COMMITTEE was set for August 20th from 
5 to 7 p.m. at the San Francisco Ballet Building at 455 Franklin Street. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Kathryn Reasoner 

Coordinator, State/Local Partnership Program 



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ARTISTS' LIVE/WORK PROJECT - BUDGET AND SCOPE OF SERVICES TO BE PERFORMED 

PURPOSE: To provide expert, temporary assistance to the Arts Commission in 
addressing the issue through demonstration of the impact of city policies 6n 
artists live/work space, evolving recommendations for action in collaboration 
with other City departments and the private sector. 

TIMELINE : 1st Phase to run from early September to early December, 1984, to 
coincide with the SOMA re-zoning being undertaken by the Dept. of City Planning. 



BUDGET : 



It is suggested that a set fee of $18,500 be allocated directly for 



contractual services to facilitate administration and reduce SFAC overhead. 
Contractor shall have responsibility for covering fees and costs related to 
the project, such as postage, printing, xerox and subcontracting necessary 
for accomplishing scope of services proposed. Suggested allocation: 



Consulting fees 

Clerical support 

Office supplies, equipment 

Telephone , travel 

Printing & duplication 

Postage 



$12,000 

3,000 

200 

200 

2,500 

600 



Total: $18,500 






SCOPE OF SERVICES : 

Responsibilities of Contractor shall be for the following: 

1. Review City policies and procedures for dealing with the problem of artists 
live/work space. 

- requires meetings with Departmental representatives, possible facilitation 
of discussion and coordination between the following agencies w/SFAC : 
Mayor's Office, City Planning, Department of Public Works/Bureau of Bldg. 
Inspection, Fire Department, Mayor's Office of Community Development, 
Mayor ' s Office of Housing and Economic Development , Rent Arbitration Board , 
Redevelopment Agency, Board of Supervisors, City Attorney. 

- consultation with private sector, including developers, property owners, etc 

2. Review and summarize available information on artists' live/work in S.F. 

- meetings with community advocates and representatives of existing projects 

(Project Artaud, Artists' Equity, Bay Area Lawyers for the Arts) 

- bibliographical materials in State/Local files, Artists' Equity, the 
Bay Area Partnership 



3. Analyze existing models for artists' live/work 

- local models and those in other cities to examine : 
financing, management, legislation, code language 

4. Prepare final report to include action-oriented recommendations 

- written report to include analysis of history of S.F. live/work (brief 
background) , models recommended for City & County adopted legislation/ 
policy/financing, and data supplementing recommendations to assist City 
agencies in carrying out policies protecting and encouraging development 
of live/work space for artists. 

- public workshop/presentation of recommendations, involving work session 
with artists and public and private representatives for targeting joint 
actions. 



City and County of San Francisco 



Arts Commission 




Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 



Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



MINUTES 



Commissioners 



Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 

William Gaylord 
Jo Hanson 

Robert LaRocca 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 

William Paterson 

Piero Patri 

Peter Rodriguez 

Ray Taliaferro 

Ex Officio Members: 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Library Commission 
Planning Commission 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE 
August 20, 1984 
5:00 to 6:30 PM 
San Francisco Arts Commission Conference Room 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

SEP 2 1984 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PU I JO UBRARV 



PRESENT: Commissioner Patri, Chair 
Commissioner Hanson 

Claire Isaacs, Director of Cultural Affairs 
Meg Madden, Chair S/LPP Advisory Task Force 
Kathryn Reasoner, Program Coordinator 



DISCUSSION: 

Artists' Live/Work Space : Kathryn Reasoner reported on the meeting 
of August 16th at the home of Richard Mayer which focused on 
community testimony for the September Hearing on the live/work 
issue. Another meeting has been scheduled for September 10th to 
coordinate speakers by the Commission for the Hearing. Both 
Claire Isaacs and Piero Patri agreed to participate. A letter will 
be sent to City departments requesting a meeting with them, and 
their presence for testimony at the Hearing on the 18th. 

Fire Code Project : Claire Isaacs reported on her meeting with Fire 
Chief Emmet Condon to discuss printing for the Fire Code Handbook. 
The budget for the project submitted by Study Center is higher than 
anticipated, and the Fire Department has generously agreed to assist 
with printing and some mechanical layout, in addition to research 
on photographs. Samples of the Fire Department's previous publi- 
cations were shared with those present. 

Timeline and Budget : Kathryn Reasoner reported on the reccoraendations 
by the State/Local Planning Committee regarding priorities and 
funding needs for the upcoming year. It has been reccomended that 
the live/work issue assume top priority for the Fall, along with 
completion of the Fire Code Handbook. Further refinement of the 
Cultural Action Plan is awaiting completion of the regional data- 
collection effort, which may not be completed as originally planned 
for the March report to the Arts Council. The drawbacks and impli- 
cations of diverting staff time to the live/work issue were thoroughly 
discussed, including exploration of alternative sources of funding 
to allow the effort to proceed more quickly. Claire Isaacs reported 
on the request for Supplemental Funding through the Mayor's Office, 
and Commissioner Patri remarked on expected support from various 
Supervisors. Meg Madden suggested that State/Local consulting funds 



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be used as a loan to get contracts underway while the supplemental is pending. 
This led to general discussion regarding the chances for the supplemental and 
the fiscal needs of the State/Local Program for the upcoming period. Staff 
Coordinator Kathryn Reasoner was directed to draft a budget to determine what 
funds might be available on a temporary basis, and to see if transfer could 
be administratively managed. 

The State/Local budget for FY 1984-85 was discussed, and it was agreed that the 
Planning Committee's suggestion of fundraising for special projects to augment 
the reduced C.A.C. allocation of $23,792 was in order. A budget will be 
submitted to Friends of the Arts for State/Local's needs to be included in the 
fundraising plan for 1984-85. Meg Madden offered to do some independent fund- 
raising with Commissioner Patri on sources cleared with the Friends in the 
interim. It was agreed that San Francisco Foundation be approached for some 
consulting time on the live/work project. The Commission will continue to work 
with the Mayor's Office on the supplemental request. 

Arts & Education ; Meg Madden reported on the work being done by the Arts & 
Education Delivery Panel, a subcommittee of the Task Force which involves 
arts providers from the larger Bay Area community. She requested the 
Commission's assistance and involvement in promoting the project with members 
of the Board of Education. It was agreed that a report would be given on this 
project before the Commission on September 5th. 

Committee Nominations ; Commissioner Patri requested that Jo Hanson be elected 
Vice-Chair of the State/Local Commitee to provide additional support to him 
as Chair. Commissioner Hanson accepted nomination and the suggestion was 
adopted by consensus. Suggestion was additionally made that President Swig 
be asked to appoint Commissioner Gaylord to the State/Local Committee and 
adopted by all present. 

The meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

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^athryn Reasoner , Program Coordinator 



;ity and County of San Francisco 

1 w ' Memorandum 

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ss Art Commission 




Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 



DATE: 
TO: 
FROM: 
RE: 



November 5, 1984 



L/^CUiVJEfvJTS DEFT. 

NOV 9 1984 



MEMBERS OF THE STATE/LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE GAN FRANCISCO 

PI 181 If* ' IRPADV 

Kathryn Reasoner, Program Coordinator 
next meeting 



The next meeting of the State/Local Partnership Program Committee has been 
scheduled for Monday, November 26th at 4:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 

The Agenda for the meeting will include: 

1. Update on the progress of the Artists' Live/Work Project 

2. Presentation of the new C.A.C. State/Local Guidelines 

3. Report on the final draft of the Fire Code Booklet 

4. Report/discussion of the ArtsFax regional data base effort 

Please R.S.V.P. at 558-2010 if you are unable to attend. Thank you. 



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lothy Duncan 
Ham Gaylord 
Hanson 
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'queline Nemerovski 
liam Paterson 
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STATE-LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE 
Meeting of December 20, 1985 

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Commissioner Patri, Chairman 

Commissioner Hanson ~- 

Claire Isaacs, Director of Cultural Af fair£UBi-»0 *~> 

Meg Madden, Chairperson of the Advisory Task Force (ATF) 

Gail Newman, Education Committee Chair of the ATF 

Leah Forbes, Program Coordinator 

The meeting convened at 10:30 a.m. in the third floor conference room at 
45 Hyde Street. 

Claire Isaacs opened the meeting with the statement that she is recommend- 
ing the S. F. Arts Commission take on the State-Local Partnership Program, 
and that her efforts have always been toward this move. However, she 
felt it was not necessary to press for a vote by the full Commission since 
State-Local will have enough funds to operate through December, 1986. 

REVIEW OF ROUNDTABLE MEETING OF DECEMBER 9TH : The presentation of the 
program, both graphically and verbally, was excellent, with good committee 
reports. The money needs, however, were not clear, and it appeared that 
there was a crisis regarding funding. There was also a lack of definition 
of future plans. Mrs. Swig was commended for being able to articulate what 
the "hard" issues were for State-Local and opening them up for discussion. 
As far as State-Local separating from the Arts Commission, Meg Madden re- 
ported that the full Task Force hasn't deliberated on that topic in years. 
Gail Newman reiterated the support of the majority of the Advisory Task 
Force members of maintaining the present relationship with the Commission. 
It was noted that more clarity of roles was being defined between State- 
Local and Neighborhood Arts Program. 

Claire Isaacs reminded those present that the Arts Commission had no de- 
velopment officer, and it takes an entrepreneurial, encouraging role in 
the manner of raising funds. The Finance Committee acts as clearinghouse 
and advises program staff as to the best places to search for funds. 

Piero Patri suggested that a vote be taken at the January 6th meeting of 
the Arts Commission on a resolution that State-Local continue as a program 
of the Commission and that the fiscal responsibility issue be studied by 
State-Local and the Finance Committee and reported at the Feburary Com- 
mission meeting. 

Jo Hanson asked how the State-Local program was integrated in the Arts 
Commission presently. Was it via a memorandum of understanding, since 
the Task Force is a partially autonomous body? It was agreed that a degree 
of independence and autonomy, along with full collaboration with the Arts 
Commission, was the mode of operation of State-Local. Claire Isaacs 
likened the situation to that of the Arts Commission Gallery, which also 
has its own advisory board. She stated that the right staff, good com- 
munication and support make the program work and that there are good 
people on the Advisory Task Force as well. Historically, independent 
thinking has always been called for. 




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MINUTES OF DECEMBER 20TH, CONTINUED p. 2 

Commissioner Hanson commented that if the Advisory Task Force e/er reached the point 
of needing to be pushed by the Arts Commission, it would have served its purpose. 

A discussion then ensued about the wording of the resolution. Leah Forbes was asked 
to work on a statement for approval by the Committee. 

ARTS IN EDUCATION ; Gail Newman reported on a meeting with Sally Ryan of the S. F. 
Unified School District, Meg Madden and Leah Forbes to explore the possibility of 
State-Local submitting an application for Level II funding (California Arts Council) 
for arts in education. Sally Ryan stated that the greatest need lay in the K - 8th 
grades. She said teachers needed inservice and program flexibility. The California 
Arts Framework should be the basis for any arts education planning. Meg Madden 
stated that State-Local is interested in getting the best thoughts on arts education 
and in providing a method which would encourage collaboration among arts educators 
and artists. 

CAC Level II funding is available only to local partners. The required match is 
seen as coming from the school district, the S. F. Education Fund, and/or community 
arts organizations now serving the schools ("arts providers") . 

A brief discussion of State-Local's relationship with the school board followed, 
with the comment by Meg that Myra Kopf was friendly and that JoAnne Miller and 
Libby Denebeim were good contacts as well. 

Claire suggested that State-Local learn more of a proposal for a school and community 
link-up through the arts that Anne Theilen has written. She also spoke of a project 
in Los Angeles that the Music Center conducted wherein teachers in a wide variety of 
instructional levels spent four weeks going "everywhere" to observe and participate 
in the arts. She also mentioned the Performing Tree's program of curriculum materials 
associated with arts workshops and performances. It was agreed that Claire, Gail, 
Meg and Leah meet on these issues in early January. 

MULTI-CULTURAL ARTS: Leah Forbes gave a brief description of the CAC Technical 
Assistance grant awarded to the California Consortium of the Arts via the Mission 
Cultural Center. The "request for proposal" was announced barely more than three 
weeks before deadline. Four applications were received, with Oscar Maciel submit- 
ting the winning proposal. There is a southern California component, and the grant 
will provide technical assistance state-wide. There is room for wide participation 
by the multi-cultural arts community. 

Claire brought up the question of State-Local's role in terms of the Consortium. 
She said there had been criticism of the leadership. Meg replied that it was in- 
appropriate for State-Local to determine the leadership. What is needed, she 
stated, is for State-Local to get ideas and comments from the multi-cultural 
community on the cultural plan for the city. 

FACILITIES AND ECONOMICS : The programming/facilities and economic impact studies are 
in progress. Leah Forbes reported that there may be a cash flow problem in meeting 
invoice payments to Alexander Grant & Co. She was authorized to investigate a loan 
from the Arts Loan Fund and to follow up with calls to Commissioner Nemerovski and 
Brenda Zimmerman of Friends of the Arts. 

ARTSFAC II: Leah reported that the survey draft for Artsfax II has been prepared 



S. F. ARTS COMMISSION - STATE-LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM 
MINUTES OF DECEMBER 20TH, CONTINUED 



by the Bay Area Partnership and that the Arts Commission would be receiving a formal 
letter from the S. F. Foundation asking our approval of the document. It was recom- 
mended that we ask our consultants now working on the studies for their opinion on 
our "right of approval." (This approval was part of the grant agreement between the 
S. F. Foundation and the Bay Area Partnership when it was planned that the latter 
organization and the Arts Commission would collaborate on the facilities and economic 
impact studies.) After the consultants' thoughts were heard, John Kreidler was to be 
notified, preferably via a conference call with Meg Madden. 

PUBLIC AWARENESS COMMITTEE ; No new information on the "arts awareness" campaign 
was presented, but Leah was asked to find out when the NEA awards for the Inter-Arts 
Program, a likely funding source for the campaign, would be announced. 

LIVE/WORK SPACE : The live/work committee work has been on hold. However, Piero Patri 
has been in touch with Mini Rabinovich, who is interested in a loan fund. 

INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS : This committee, which is to be chaired by Renny Pritikin, has 
yet to meet. It was suggested, however, that the committee address the issue of 
percent for art and the need to be a conduit for local artists. 

The meeting adjourned at 11:55 a.m. 

Respectfully submitted by 




Leah Forbes, Program Coordinator 




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STATE LOCAL PARTNERSHIP 
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING ™buc?*£T& 
Monday, April 25, 1988, 1 1:30 a.m. 

45 Belden S.treet 



ACTION ITEMS 

1. Senator Henry Mello's Enabling Legislation for Artists 
Live/Work Space: Resolution of Support 



DISCUSSION ITEMS 

1. City-Wide Live/Work Legislation for San Francisco: 
Resolution from Visual Arts Committee 

2. Live/ Work Revolving Loan Fund Update 

a. Consultants 

b. Advisory Committee 

3. California Arts Council Grant Application: Preliminary 
Results 

4. Multicultural Arts Committee: Roundtables vs. Public 
Forum 

5. Arts Education Committee 

a. Arts Providers' Meetings 

b. California Arts Council Budget for Arts Education 

6. Arts Policy Plan 

a. Choice of Consultant Team 

b. Invitations for Citizen's Committee; Name Change for 
This Committee 

7. Other Business 

a. Bay Area Consortium for the Visual Arts: Retreat 

b. California State Summer School for the Arts: Ceremony 
Honoring Accepted Students, 4/29/88, Gty Hall Rotunda 



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PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING 

Monday, May 23, 1988 

1256 Market Street 

4:30 P.M. 



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OMMISSIONERS 

:queline Nemerovski 
3sident 

>bert LaRocca 
':e President 

I rnon Alley 

' nothy Duncan 

!,inley Eichelbaum 

J Hanson 

1 lliam Paterson 

/ na-Marie B. Metwally 

t orge T. Rockrise 

I :er Rodriguez 

Iselyne C. Swig 

I ix M. Warburg 



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DISCUSSION ITEMS 

1 . Live/Work Space 

a. Follow-up on City -Wide Legislation 

b. SB 2520 

c. Artsdeco Proposal for Capital Campaign 

2. Arts in Education 

a. Results of Facilitated Meetings with 
Arts Providers 

b. CAC Budget for Arts in Education 

c. Fine Arts Guide. K-5 

3. Greater Bay Area Arts 6c Humanities Network 

4. Facilities & Programs of the Non-Profit Arts in 

San Francisco. Volumes I & 11. Formal Announcement 



10 Min. 



5. Other Business/Announcements 






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a ueline Nemerovski 
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^tion Alley 
Sti.ley Eichelbaum 
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V am Paterson 
^ni-Marie B. Metwally 
jtge T. Rockrise 
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ilc lyne C. Swig 
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r« dents of the 
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ACTION ITEMS 

10 Min. 1. Grant Application to San Francisco Foundation 
and Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation for 
the Arts Policy Plan 

15 Min. 2. Recommendation for Approval of Applicants to 

the Arts Resource and Development Committee of 
the Arts Policy Plan, as of 9/19/88 

5 Min. 3. Approval of Kennedy and Lutz and Devorah Major 
As Consultants for the Arts Policy Plan 

5 Min. 4. Approval to Apply to Matching Funds for the 

Multicultural Arts Survey/Study (California Arts 
Council match) 

DISCUSSION ITEMS 

10 Min. 5. Mission Bay Cultural Facilities: Current Status 

5 Min. 6. Multicultural Arts: Roundtable Series 

5 Min. 7. Arts Education 

a. Critique of Fine Arts Guidelines for K-5 and/ 
or Evaluation of Implementation of Scope and 
Sequence . 

b. Presentation by Neil Hoffman on Oakland's Cultural 
Plan Relative to Arts Education (9/28) 

5 Min. 8. Live/Work 

a. Meeting with Prospective Artists Buyers (10/17) 

b. Interdepartmental Meeting on Live/Work Legislation 
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3 - 4:30 p.m. 



AGENDA 

I. INTRODUCTIONS 

II. ACTION ITEMS 

20 Min. A. Application to the National Endowment for the Arts 

1. Local Program: Planning and Administrative Grants, 
$30,000 (see attached guidelines); 4/3/89 deadline. 

2. Office for Special Constituencies : $20,000 (guidelines 
attached); 4/3/89 deadline. 

20 Min. B. Arts Policy Plan Funding : Applications to Various Sources, 
for $30,000 Budget Goal. 

III. DISCUSSION ITEMS 

20 Min. A. Operations Budget for State-Local through 6/30/89 
1 Min. B. Mission Bay : Cultural Facilities and Live/Work Space 
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\nne Healy 

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vmalia Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 

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STATE LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM 

Joint Meeting of the 

Program Committee and the 

Advisory Task Force Executive Committee 

Tuesday. April 18, 1989 
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30 Min. 1. Arts Policy Plan - Status Report: Discussion of 

Progress, Support and Remaining Work 

20 Min. 2. Fundraising; Arts Policy Plan; State-Local Operations; 

Other Programs 
ACTION: Approval of Further Funding Sources to be 
Solicited 

10 Min. 3. Fire Code Booklet: Draft for Submission to Fire and Police 
Departments, Bueau of Building Inspection and 
City Planning 

1 Min. 4. Mission Bay: Citizen's Alternative Plan for Cultural 
Facilities 



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1 . Arts Policy Plan 

a. History 

b. Structure 

c. Funding 

d. Prognosis 



Meg Madden. Leah Forbes, Paul Lord, 
and Everyone 



15 Min. 



2. Artists Live/ Work Space: 
Revolving Loan Fund 

a. History 

b. Funding 



Alma Robinson, Leah Forbes 
Margie O'Driscoll 



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10 Min. 



3. Fire Code Booklet Richard Reineccius 

4. Other Business 

a. SB 1 452 Anne Smith 

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Joint Meeting of the 

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Tuesday, June 20, 1989 
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AGENDA 



;OWMISSIONERS 

toboil F. LaRocca 
'resident 

wincy Boas 

/ice President 

Hrni m Alley 

Stanley Eicholbauni 

jm Fowler 

)aniel Genera 

\nne I lealy 

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Vmalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

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25 Min. 1. Mission Bay: June 22nd Hearing 

a. Cultural Facilities 

b. Live/ Work Space 

25 Min. 2. South of Market, Interim Controls: 
Late Summer Hearing 

10 Min. 3. Arts Policy Plan Update 

15 Min. 4. Arts Education: SB1452; 

Future Role for State-Local 

5 Min. 5. Advisory Task Force Business: 

Scheduling of Next General Meeting 

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Commissioners Rai Okamoto, Chairperson; Kim Fowler, 

Amalia Mesa Bains and Nancy Boas; 

Advisory Task Force Executive Committee Members Meg 

Madden, Chairperson; Michele Lynn (for Sheriff Hennessey) 

Richard Reineccius and Anne Smith. 

Staff Members Leah Forbes, S/L Program Coordinator; Margie 

O'Driscoll, ArtHouse Program Manager; 

Susana Montana and Intern Rani Dutt, Dept of City Planning. 

Commissioner Barbara Sklar; Advisory Task Force Members 
Victoria Jee and Alma Robinson. 



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ABSENT: Advisory Task Force Member Janet Davis. 

The meeting convened at 4:17 p.m. in the 8th floor conference room at 1095 
Market Street, site of the State-Local Partnership office. 

SOUTH OF MARKET ZONING CONTROLS: Planner Susana Montana made a 

presentation on the South of Market Interim Controls, instituted two years 
ago and soon to be considered for permanent status. Susana said that 150 
comments had been received on the Environmental Impact Report, which 
still isnt finished. She expected completion sometime later this summer, 
with public hearings scheduled for September. There was some question as 
to whether the issue of a sports stadium EIR, with a transportation EIR as 
well, would become part of the South of Market zoning controls. Controversy 
over the interim controls has centered on the following issues: 

a) Office developers and property owners want a larger office area. 

b) Small firms want to locate throughout SOMA, rather than in the office 
district where the average square foot is $1.50. Square foot costs in other 
areas of SOMA range from $.40 - $.80. Susana noted there were 2,700 
businesses in SOMA, including artisans, crafts and retail establishments. 

c) Architects do not want to be restricted to office zones, for much the same 
reason. Susana reported there is a compromise measure being proposed 
which would allow architects to locate throughout SOMA with a maximum of 
2,500 sq. ft. per firm/applicant. 



d) San Franciscans for Reasonable Growth are proposing less office space, a 
lowered commercial floor area ratio, higher density housing for affordability, 
and lower parking requirements. 

Live/work space is not limited to artists in the area, as there was a need to 
satisfy demand without disadvantaging artists, who find SOMA too expensive 
now anyway. Literary arts were allowable in live/work units, but not city- 
wide. Susana said the "entertainment corridor" was lost, since residents 
complained about prospective noise. Housing as a conditional use in office 
districts is allowed, as is nightime entertainment (dance halls, jazz clubs, etc.) 
Showplace Square might remain zoned for entertainment. 
Those present thanked Susana Montana for reporting on the current status 
of South of Market controls. She and Rani Dutt then left the meeting. 

RESOLUTION COMMENDING BERNARD CUMMINGS: Leah Forbes stated that 
Bernie Cummings, Assistant Superintendent at the Bureau of Building 
Inspection, was retiring from 30+ years of service. She noted that Mr. 
Cummings had been instrumental in issuing interpretations of the Building 
Code on live/work space which took artists needs into consideration. 
Commissioner Fowler moved and Commissioner Mesa Bains seconded a 
motion resolving that the Arts Commission express its sincere appreciation 
for Mr. Cummings' diligent and dedicated work on behalf of artists live/work 
space in San Francisco. The motion carried unanimously. [The full resolution 
is attached to these minutes.] 

MISSION BAY- CULTURAL FACILITIES. Richard Reineccius read the 
timeframe for negotiations on Mission Bay as follows: 
Mid-lulv: Public announcement of the general economic agreement with 
Santa Fe Pacific Realty Corp. for Mission Bay. 

July-October : Small group meetings with interested parties on specific 
issues. 

October: Final documents to the City Planning Commission for their 
consideration and action. 

Decern her: Documents to the Board of Supervisors for their consideration 
and action. 

This timeline seemed to indicate the project would not appear on the 
November ballot. Negotiations for cultural facilities, he reported, were being 
conducted by the Planning Department, via the CAO, with Santa Fe Realty 
Pacific Corp. The first consultant hired by City Planning, Carl Anthony, 
advised against cultural facilities. Negotiations progressed where 10,000 sq. 
ft of land was being considered. Now a 25,000-26,000 sq ft. facility is 
planned. Operational support from the Developer does not seem likely, but 
an assessment plan may be instituted. The center is seen as serving the 
Mission Bay community. But retail, etc., is aimed at a wider audience. So. 



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Richard continued, the same argument follows for the cultural center. A 
Citizen's Alternative Plan is being put forth that suggests multiple spaces, 
four in all, which would include a 400-seat theatre and have a single 
administration. Leah brought up James Kjorvestad's concern of a small 
administrative staff trying to keep all sites operative. Santa Fe would pay 
for the 26,000 sq.ft. facility now proposed, which is estimated at $4.5 million 
and would be an operative plant, not just a "shell." Richard said a decision 
needs to be made as to which phase of the 20-30 year Mission Bay project 
the cultural f acility should be constructed. Commissioner Okamoto 
recommended the facility be built simultaneously with housing. All agreed 
that the cultural facility should be begun in the first phase of building in 
Mission Bav. so that the design, construction and planning for operation 
would be in place aiong with housing and offices. Richard aiso noted that 
Santa Fe was offering to pay 1 % for art on office construction. The 2% art 
requirement for public buildings seemed "iffy," and Leah was advised to 
investigate. 

MISSION BAY - LIVE/WORK SPACE: Margie O'Driscoil noted that the increase 
in housing planned for Mission Bay has resulted in a decrease in the "service, 
light industrial, research & development" district (SLIRD). ArtHouse 
advocated for live/work spaces above SLIRD buildings, as the square footage 
costs could be affordable to artists. However, the SLIRD district has been 
combined with office space and is now known as "SLIRDO." So live/work 
options are eliminated except in other commercial areas, where prices are 
higher and artists cannot easily compete. Margie recommended supporting a 
position of keeping the SLIRD district as it was, without the office district 
added on. The position was supported unanimously. The recommendation 
to support the planning and building of the SLIRD district in Phase I of the 
Mission Bav Project was also approved as an advocacy strategy. 

ARTS POLICY PLAN: Leah reported that the second draft was now in the hands 
of Elizabeth Kennedy and that the team was expected to go over it on Friday 
to make any corrections. Commissioner Okamoto stated that there were 
concerns that the planning process was going too fast in terms of hearing 
from everyone, and that there be sufficient time for the Planning 
Commission and the Arts Commission to adequately review the document 
prior to distribution. It was noted that at the last Arts Commission meeting 
(6/6/89) agreement was reached-at the suggestion of Commissioner Mesa 
Bains- to attach the Arts Commissions comments to the draft before 
distributing it to focus group members and the public at large. Since the 
commission had not had its retreat as yet, she felt members needed to 
explore role the of the Commission in terms of their own vision as well as 
that contained in the draft. 



Commissioner Okamoto stated that it was still a draft. The point was to 
obtain more feedback and reach more people for their ideas. 
Commissioner Fowler commented that this second draft was closer to the 
final version and that assumptions might still be drawn by the public. She 
wondered what would happen if the Commission might not be able to follow 
through. 

Meg Madden brought up the role of the Advisory Task Force in relation to 
the Arts Commission. She noted that there had been some tension in the 
early days of holding joint meetings with the State-Local Program 
Committee, but that not meeting together didn't work at all. She said the 
Task Force's role was to bring recommendations to the Arts Commission. 
When money first came in from the California Arts Council, there was 
concern that funds would go to Arts Commission programs already in place. 
The Task Force was very active in suggesting and implementing new 
projects. Since the establishment of the Management Committee for the Arts 
Policy Plan, on which a number of Task Force committee chairs sit, the 
Advisory Task Force has taken a less active stance. She felt that it now 
needed a clearer role in the Arts Policy Plan, especially since the project is 
taking longer to complete and since Task Force elections are due in July. 
Referring to some advice given by Warren Newman, head of the Arts 
Education Program at the National Endowment for the Arts, Meg noted that 
in the hierarchy of policy making, staff representation on an arts policy plan 
focus group doesn't commit an entire agency. She concurred that the draft 
be sent to all city departments and that they have until fall to respond and 
to perhaps use as a basis for their own planning endeavors. She felt it was 
important to demonstrate the plan's relevance to business and to the 
Redevelopment Agency, that input be received from the Mayor's Office, and 
that commissioners speak with other commissioners about the plan. At the 
moment the plan is "of, by and for the arts," rather than for the city of San 
Francisco as a whole. Commissioner Okamoto agreed that the document 
should represent the single city of San Francisco. 

Commissioner Boas also agreed with Meg. stating that it would have been 
useful if broader input had happened all along, from citizens as well as 
artists and institutions. She recommended staying at the second level or 
phase before going forward. Time was needed to ask questions. She felt is 
was not aborting the public process to give the Arts Commission time to look 
at the plan's affects on it and other departments. The Mayor takes a 
balanced view, she continued, and wants a broad plan that will serve 
everyone. Don't rush, was her advice. It can't be predicted how long it will 
take. 



State-Local Program CommitUW Advisory Took Forco Moating Minute© of 6/20/&Q 

Commissioner Okamoto said mat one reason for taking more time was for the 
city agencies, such as the Arts Commission and City Planning, to give more 
input and to develop a "wish list" of their own. He also counseled that plans 
never spring full blown from an entire city, but from ideas (usually "in- 
house") that are then taken, fleshed out and placed before the public. If 
more time is taken to get input, he supports the process. 

Anne Smith said that it was very appropriate to respond positively to a 
formal request by the Arts Commission for more time to review the plan in a 
timely but judicious fashion. Commissioner Okamoto noted that members of 
the Planning Commission had not been invited to participate in the focus 
groups, although three attended the public forum in February. Leah said she 
would take steps to correct any om missions in sending out 
announcements/invitations. Richard Reineccius asked about the role of the 
Management Committee, to which Meg replied that the scope of their 
authority was to oversee the process, with all of the work implications, time, 
costs, etc. 

Leah expressed concerns over the "soft" time projection for the completion of 
the plan. Some of the reasons for Paul Lord's sense of urgency in requesting 
a quick turnaround time for Arts Commission response to the draft was the 
timeframe of the consultants' letters of agreement, the assigning of Paul's 
work time through City Planning, and the reporting due to the NEA by 
December 31st (a recently extended date). 

Commissioner Mesa Bains stated that the next phase needed to articulate 
how to implement the policies in the plan. Meg felt that getting 
closure/consensus was problematic. Richard Reineccius agreed, saying that 
both the Planning Commission and the Arts Commission must own the 
document; there needs to be a partnership. 

Commissioner Okamoto responded that the parts of the Arts Policy Plan that 
become part of the Master Plan are implemented via zoning ordinances, etc. 
He cited the example of "Open Space." funded by a bond issue, which was 
under the jurisdiction of Planning and Recreation and Parks. Decisions on 
land use were made jointly between the two agencies. The Master Plan is 
used to mandate certain policies. Meg said that all land use policies would 
be referred to the Master Plan under City Planning. All other arts policies 
would be under the jurisdiction of the Arts Commission. What was needed, 
she continued, was a marriage among the Hotel Tax, Redevelopment Agency, 
Performing Arts Center and Recreation and Parks. Commissioner Boas said 
that was the desired process and that patience was needed to get it. 
Margie O'Driscoll advised that a vehicle/ method was needed for the different 
city departments to get involved. One way was to have presidents of 



commissions speak to other presidents; then top staff needed to speak to 
their counterparts in other agencies. 

Leah wanted to review the sequence of steps for distribution of the second 
draft as recommended by this committee. They were proposed as follows: 

Second draft goes to Arts Commission and Planning Commission. 

Commissions are asked how long they need to review the draft 

(request is made at the July 10th meeting of the Commission) 

Comments are received from both commissions. 

Draft then goes to other City Departments for comments. 

Then the draft is sent to the focus groups and community at large 

with comments attached. 

Commissioner Mesa Bains noted that this as an historic time of change and 
that people needed time to build deep structures to withstand time and 
pressure. The decision making on the arts policy plan has to be shared and 
the distribution of that decision making is key to the success of the plan, she 
said. Commissioner Boas agreed, advising that the process be opened up to 
make everyone feel welcome. 

ARTS EDUCATION: Anne Smith, Chair of the State-Local Advisory Task Force 

Arts Education Committee, noted that AB1452 was alive and well in the State 
Senate. The bill had been amended from the version referred to at the last 
meeting, but it still seemed worthy of support. If it passes and local arts 
agencies, like the Arts Commission, become eligible to apply for funds to 
further involvement of community arts resources in the schools, the 
Advisory Task Force may recommend that the Arts Commission resume its 
focus on arts education in 1990-91. 

MEETING SCHEDULE: Those present agreed to keep the third Tuesday of the 

month at 4 P.M. a regular State-Local Partnership Program joint Committee 
dav. It was also agreed, however, that bi-monthly meetings might be 
sufficient to conduct business. The schedule for the next three months is as 
follows: July 18th. September 19th. and November 21st. 
Meetings will be held at 1095 Market Street, Room 807, unless otherwise 
announced. 

The meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by 



Leah Forbes, Program Coordinator 
State-Local Partnership 

Attachment 



CONSENT CALENDAR ITEM - JULY 10, 1989 

STATE LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM : Resolution passed at the 6/20/89 
Program Committee/ Advisory Task Force Joint Meeting 



WHEREAS, Bernard Cummings, in his role as Assistant Superintendent of 
Permit and Processing Issuance in the Bureau of Building 
Inspection of the City and County of San Francisco, spent many 
hours meeting with members of the artist community over the 
needs and problems relating to live/work code requirements; 
and 



WHEREAS, His efforts resulted in the publishing of code interpretations 
which facilitated the safe, efficient and understandable 
parameters for live/work space; and 

WHEREAS, Mr. Cummings' work, as well as that of his colleagues in 
various city departments, has paved the way for San 
Francisco's national reputation as a leader in ordinances 
supporting live/work space; and 

WHEREAS, Mr. Cummings is retiring from his work in the Bureau of 
Building Inspection; be it therefore 

RESOLVED, That the Arts Com mission hereby ei presses its sincere 
appreciation to Bernard Cummings of the Bureau of 
Building Inspection for his diligent and dedicated work 
on behalf of artists and their live/work space needs in 
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STATE LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM 

Joint Meeting of the 

Program Committee and the 

Advisory Task Force Executive Committee 

Tuesday, July 18, 1989 

1095 Market Street. #807 

4 - 5:30 P.M. 



1 . State-Local Partnership Programs: Current and Future 
Status 

a. Arts Education 

b. Artists Live/Work Space and 
Revolving Loan Fund 

c. Multicultural Arts Survey and 
Roundtables 

d. Arts Policy Plan 

e. Data Base Services 

f. Economic Impact Update via NALAA 

2. Arts Advocacy Issues 

a. NEA and Arts Censorship: Commission Resolution? 

b. California Arts Council Budget Re-Instatement 

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AND THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE 

ADVISORY TASK FORCE 

Tuesday July 18, 1989 

PRESENT: Commissioners Rai Okamoto, Chairperson; Kim Fowler, 
Amalia Mesa Bains and Barbara Sklar; 
Advisory Task Force Executive Committee Members Meg 
Madden, Chairperson; Alma Robinson and Anne Smith. 
Staff Members Claire Isaacs, Director; Leah Forbes, S/L Program 
Coordinator; Margie O'Driscoll, ArtHouse Program Manager 

EXCUSED: Advisory Task Force Member Richard Reineccius 

ABSENT: Advisory Task Force Members Janet Davis, Michael Hennessey 
and Victoria Jee. 

The meeting convened at 4:05 p.m. in the 8th floor conference room at 1095 
Market Street, site of the State-Local Partnership office. Commissioner Sklar 
chaired the meeting until the arrival of Program Chairperson Rai Okamoto. 

ARTS EDUCATION: Leah Forbes reported on arts education planning taking 
place via an "Arts Collaborative" sponsored by the S. F. Education 
Fund. That agency was seen as having considerable influence, with 
some concerns from arts providers over competition for arts education 
funds. One of the results to come out of this planning was a proposai- 
by the Education Fund- to the Haas Fund to support arts education in 
the school district. Meg Madden stated that the Arts Commission had 
also taken a leadership role in arts education issues in the past, and 
she foresaw that role surfacing again with the passage of SB 1452 for 
fiscal year 1990. That bill-should it pass-would encourage local arts 
agencies to work with their school districts on arts planning, teacher 
training and the use of community arts resources. Commissioner Mesa 
Bains noted that the intrastructure and the communications network 
within the public schools were very complex. She said that the Arts 
Providers, the Arts Commission and the School District had no 
systematic way to put all the elements together with the matching 
resources. "We need more openness in the management of resources," 
she continued, "and there is a disparity of services [in the District]." 



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Alma Robinson said that socio-economic demographics affect parent 
organizing in some areas and that planning grants might be aimed at 
schools who have little resources in the arts. Meg Madden replied that 
one suggestion for use of Haas Fund monies would be to provide on- 
site planners at the schools. It was State-Local's intent to discuss how 
SB 1452 might work in tandem with the Education Fund's grant from 
the Haas Fund. 

Commissioner Sklar asked if the arts were different from other 
subjects in terms of outside resources, funding, etc. Commissioner 
Mesa Bains replied that there were more outside resources for arts 
and that there was a desirable image to be obtained in contributing 
funding and resources - "the Arts Commission role was only one small 
piece." Meg Madden noted that prior to 1986 there had been a 
vacuum of leadership in arts education in the School District. She 
wanted to know what those present thought the Arts Commission's 
appropriate piece would be, especially regarding SB 1452. Director 
Isaacs advised the Joint Committee that 1990-91 projects needed to 
have their funding built in as the Commission did not have fundraising 
capabilities. Anne Smith suggested involving S. F. State University, 
especially as they may have lottery dollars. President Robert Corrigan 
and staff member Brian Murphy were reputed to be receptive to 
becoming very involved with city arts issues. [Commissioner Okamoto 
arrived at this point in the meeting.] 

ARTISTS LIVE/WORK SPACE: Margie O'Driscoll reported that the latest 
edition of Live/ Work Form and Function had just been published, 
illustrated by artists whose studios had been saved by ArtHouse. Cost 
would be from $13-$ 15. Claire Isaacs asked that order forms be 
placed at the Arts Commission office at 45 Hyde St. Ms. O'Driscoll said 
the "Hot Line'" listing live /work spaces in San Francisco and the East 
Bay was still active. 

Leah Forbes reported that -with Margie O'Driscoll's assistance- 
proposed legislation creating a revolving loan fund for artists 
live/work space had been sent to the City Attorney's office for review. 
It was based on the Nonprofit Performing Arts Loan Fund, with hopes 
that a portion of the monies in that program could be used for the 
live/work loan fund. 

Alma Robinson stated that one of the next steps for ArtHouse was to 
engage a development consultant to help artists buy real estate. This 
effort now seemed appropriate, since the legislation was in place with 
live/work codes and city departments were communicating with one 
another on the issue. The position would be funded partially by a 
grant from the CAC to the State-Local Partnership Program of the 



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Commission. Ms. Robinson also reported making a presentation to 
SPUR, who advertised it with the title of "Trend Setting in Live/Work." 
The talk attracted developers interested in investment, which was a 
bit of a surprise to the speaker. Claire Isaacs noted the high cost of 
live /work development and how hard it was for artists to pay those 
high prices. She felt there was a severe problem of affordability. 
Margie O'Driscoll said that one for-profit developer who wanted to 
build more live /work spaces had to comply with the new codes, 
including the allotment of 15% of the space for low income buyers. 
Alma Robinson stated that two groups of artists interested in 
purchasing live/work space emerged out of the seminars ArtHouse 
sponsored in the late spring. She hoped that the loan fund would be 
in place by the time they were ready to act. Margie O'Driscoll said 
that the Artspace Development Corp. (ArtsDeco) has an opportunity to 
work with a for-profit developer who would sell live /work building to 
them for low income artists. 

Claire Isaacs said that she was often asked "Why not let artists move 
to the East Bay?" Commissioner Okamoto replied that some simply 
don't want to leave San Francisco. Commissioner Mesa Bains said that 
art is where the artist is. Alma Robinson agreed, stating that the 
problem was analogous to low income housing. By losing artists, San 
Francisco would lose the cultural vitality of this town. Those present 
also felt that San Francisco needed to remain a hospitable place for 
younger artists. Meg Madden said the complaint that there was no art 
market in San Francisco was being adressed in the Arts Policy Plan. 
Margie O'Driscoll said that ArtHouse was continuing to work on 
negotiating a long-term lease for artists studios at the Naval Shipyard. 
She said she had written a 20 -page chapter on the whole saga of 
artists in the Hunters Point Shipyard for incorporation in a book being 
produced by the National Artspace Development Corp. 

MULTICULTURAL ARTS COMMITTEE: Leah Forbes reported that the 
State-Local Advisory Task Force Multicultural Arts Committee was 
overseeing a survey which would contribute background information 
for the Arts Policy Plan as well as stand on its own as a directory and 
economic indicator. A decision on who was to be included in this 
survey needed to be made. Some committee members felt it was best 
to be inclusionary, listing Euro- American groups that had a particular 
ethnic focus, as well as arts groups representing Asian- American, 
Native American Indian, Pacific Islander, African- American and 
Hispanic/Latino American cultures. Other committee members 
advised including only those groups which had been traditionally 
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etc. Included in this survey would be a chapter on audience 
demographics compiled by Performing Arts Services (PAS). Anne 
Smith, who had worked on the PAS study, noted that they had used a 
control group to obtain data. She asked what incentive the arts groups 
being surveyed might have to return the questionnaires. Would they 
receive the directory? Would it be available to foundations? Anne 
Smith also had questions about the kind of data that would be 
solicited. Leah Forbes asked if she might speak to her further about 
her experience in this field. 

Those present did not offer a definite view on how inclusive the 
survey should be. 

Leah Forbes continued reporting on plans for future roundtables 
sponsored by the Multicultural Arts Committee, noting that two had 
been held so far, one on "Cultural Terminology" and the other on 
"Marketing and Cross-Over Audiences." The next topic, to be 
presented in the fall, would be on "The Press and Multicultural Arts 
Organizations." Suggestions were welcomed from those present on 
whom to invite from the media and from the community. 
[Commissioner Fowler arrived at this point in the meeting.] 

ARTS POLICY PLAN: The question of whether or not the Advisory Task 
Force should receive copies of the second draft of the Arts Policy Plan 
prior to general distribution was placed before members of the joint 
committee. By consensus it was agreed that the Advisory Task Force 
should, indeed, receive copies. It was also agreed that the Task Force 
would be invited make comments-in person or in writing- on the 
second draft at the August 7th meeting of the Arts Commission. Meg 
Madden stated that the development of an arts policy plan had been 
the focus of the Task Force for the past seven years, making their 
review of the document highly appropriate. Leah Forbes reported 
that the Arts Policy Plan Management Committee had made some 
revisions in the timeline and personnel tasks for the remaining work 
on the Arts Policy Plan. After comments had been received on the 
second draft from the Arts Commissioners and the entire packet sent 
to focus group members, other city departments, etc., a public hearing 
was to be scheduled before a joint session of the Arts Commission and 
the Planning Commission. The hearing would occur in late September 
or early October. Commissioner Fowler felt there was some confusion 
about what had been decided at the last Program 
Committee/Executive Committee joint meeting of June 20th. It was 
her understanding that those present wished to have a presentation 
made by the planning consultants regarding the next phase of the 
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joint meeting of the Arts and Planning Commissions, Leah Forbes 
apologized for any misinterpretation on her part and offered to send 
the minutes of the July 14th Management Committee to members of 
the joint committee present. She felt many of the concerns stated by 
commissioners at the previous meeting were addressed by the Arts 
Policy Plan Management Committee. 

ARTS AND HUMANITIES NETWORK: Leah Forbes reported that the Arts 
Commission has been part of a database network among all of the 
greater Bay Area counties. Governance decisions on membership fees 
for use of the database were still being determined at monthly 
meetings. The project was one that the State-Local Partnership 
Program had committed to, and it would involve more staff time as it 
developed. 

NEA RESOLUTION: Great concern was expressed by those present over the 
pressure by the U. S. Congress on the National Endowment for the Arts 
over controversial art supported with public funding. Alma Robinson 
stated that the Arts Democratic Club and Americans for Cultural 
Freedom had drawn up resolutions opposing any form of arts 
censorship by the government. Chairperson Rai Okamoto suggested 
that this committee strongly recom mend that the San Francisco Arts 
Commission pass such a resolution as well. Staff was directed to find 
out when the Senate would hear this issue. 

FUTURE USE OF THE PRESIDIO: Leah Forbes reported that Robert Reid, 
Director of the California Arts Council, responded to a request for 
recommendations on the use of the Presidio in San Francisco from 
the Governor's Office of Planning and Research. Leah had supplied 
Mr. Reid's staff with information gained at the Arts Policy Plan focus 
group meetings, so the letter reflected a strong recommendation for 
arts use in the Presidio. Bob Martinez of the Governors Office 
suggested that the San Francisco Arts Commission might wish to 
participate in a citizen's advisory committee appointed by the Park 
Service. Leah was directed to send copies of the letters to the Mayor's 
Office and to the Arts Commissioners. A report would be made to the 
full Commissi on on August 7th. with a strong recommendation to send 
a letter of interest to Bob Martinez. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by 

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AGENDA 

I. Action Items 

30 Min. A. Arts Policy Plan - Executive Summary of Second Draft 

15 Min. B. Contract Approvals for Arts Policy Plan Consultants 

10 Min. C. State-Local Budget - Recommendation for 
Funding Request 

II. Discussion Items 

A. Program Committee Reports 
15 Min. 1. Mission Bay: 

a. Report on City Planning Meeting of 9/27 

b. Advisory Task Force Recommendation 

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THE ADVISORY TASK FORCE 

Bayview Opera House 

4705 - 3rd Street 

3 - 4:30 P.M. 

Tuesday, December 19, 1989 



AGENDA 

15Min. 
20 Min. 
20 Min. 
10 Min. 
5 Min. 



I. Overview of 1989-90 Programming 

II. Programming for 1990-91 

III. Budget Needs for 1990-91 



IV. Unfinished Business 



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MINUTES OF THE JOINT MEETING OF THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

AND THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE 

ADVISORY TASK FORCE 

Tuesday, December 1 9, 1 989 

PRESENT: Commissioners Amalia Mesa-Bains and Kim Fowler 

Advisory Task Force Executive Committee Member Richard 

Reineccius 

Staff Member Leah Forbes 

EXCUSED: Commissioners Rai Okamoto and Barbara Skiar; Advisory Task 
Force Members Victoria Jee, Meg Madden, Aima Robinson and 
Anne Smith 

The meeting convened at 3:30 p.m. in the downstairs conference room of the 
Bayview Opera House. 

REVIEW OF STATE-LOCAL PROGRAMS: Leah Forbes distributed a 

description of current programs for review (see attached). She noted 
that many, if not ail, of the programs would continue into the new 
fiscal year. 

1 ) Arts Policy Plan - It was hoped that this project would be 
completed by June 30, 1990. The San Francisco Foundation recently 
awarded $10,000 toward the budget requirements for the Arts Policy 
Project. Implementation of planning recommendation would be the 
focus after June. 

2) Multicultural Arts Survey - This survey is part of the Arts 
Policy Project, according to Leah Forbes. She distributed copies of a 
letter to Prof. Norm Schneider of the Public Research Institute (PRD at 
S. F. State University, outlining tasks to be required of PRI. 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains asked several questions regarding the 
target of the survey, who would be directing the project and the use of 
the information gathered. Leah Forbes replied that, after much 
dialogue and debate, the survey would be sent to arts groups who 
reflected the culture of particular ethnic/racial heritages. That meant 
a broad mixture of groups, such as the Galena de la Raza, International 
Black Writers Assn., Russian Donee Ensemble, etc. The project is 
directed by the Multicultural Arts Committee of the State-Local 
Advisory Task Force. Members of that committee include Victoria Jee, 
Alma Robinson, Lorraine Garcia, Robin Wu, Helen Bautista, Bernice 
Brown, Tom Gwyn, Wilma Pang, and others. The information, 
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groups' visibility to funders. educational institutions, etc. and to 
analyze the economic impact such groups have on the San Francisco 
economy. Commissioner Mesa-Bains stated that economic 
empowerment is the crucial factor and that the vitality both culturally 
and economically needed to be measured. The influences on the 
community by the arts groups and the concomitant empowerment of 
that community would be important to learn. She noted the Galena de 
la Raza as an example of a group that had a strong relationship with 
its surrounding community. Ms. Mesa-Bains also hoped that there 
would be questions in the survey which would ask about education 
programs and consortia activities with other arts and non-arts groups. 
She advised that a distinctive picture of multicultural arts 
organizations be drawn, i.e., their involvement with other social issues, 
new functions or forms, strengths, international link-ups, etc. 
The commissioners present asked that the list of multicultural groups 
State-Local had obtained to date be sent to them, as well as a copy of 
the proposed survey form, for their comments and suggestions. 

3) Artists Live/ Work Space - Leah Forbes stated that the 
ArtHouse project, sponsored jointly with California Lawyers for the 
Arts, is basically self-supporting and provides a critical service for 
individual artists. Commissioner Fowler agreed that the program was 
important and should be maintained. 

4) Arts Education - Commissioner Mesa-Bains noted that State - 
Local was in a position to recommend specific actions by the Arts 
Commission on arts education. One goal she proposed was to facilitate 
the linkage of multicultural groups arts education components with 
other organizations and cultural centers. She also feit that a strong 
arts education representative-perhaps in an ei officio capacity- on 
the Arts Commission would be appropriate, such as the 
Superintendent of Schools or his designee. Her other question 
pertained to State-Local staff time devoted to arts education. Leah 
Forbes replied that 1990-91 would be a most appropriate time for 
Arts Commission involvement because of a project by the S F 
Education Fund and the possibility of state legislation supporting 
partnerships between school districts and local arts agencies (SB 1452) 
The drawback is the staff time requirement, which would compete 
with necessary work on the Arts Policy Project. 

5) Arts and Humanities Data Base Network - This project 
provides an on-going network for resource information available to all 
Bay Area counties. According to Leah Forbes, State-Local has made a 
commitment to serve the community through this computer network 
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6) Information and Referral - Leah Forbes noted that aJI 
Commission staff spend time providing information to the public 
Commissioner Fowler suggested that a hot line number be 
established as an efficient way to handle inquiries, 

7) California State Summer School of the Arts - Ms, Forbes 
noted that all local partners were expected to assist with recruitment 
of students and an award ceremony in conjunction with this special 
arts summer school. Mills College would be the site for the summer of 
1990, reducing travel costs for local students. Commissioner Mesa- 
Bains asked that she be sent information, noting that she had a video 
artist/photographer on her staff who might be able to assist student 
applicants with their required portfolios. 

STATE-LOCAL BUDGET: Due to the shortened meeting time on December 
19th, there was little discussion of State-Local's 1989-90 revised 
budget. Leah Forbes noted that the budget was reduced to reflect the 
probability that the Revolving Loan Fund Manager would not. be hired 
until March, at the earliest. 

OTHER BUSINESS: Leah Forbes distributed information from the California 
Arts Council on a Leadership Institute on Cultural Diversity and 
Multicultural Arts Development planned for March 8-11, 1990 in 
Marina Del Rey. Applications to attend were to be due January 17th. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m. 

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Leah Forbes, Program Coordinator 
State-Local Partnership 

Enclosure 




STATE-LOCAL PARTNERSHIP 
1989-90 PROGRAMS 



ARTS POLICY PLAN: The planning process will move into an active phase 
again in January through June. It is hoped that a full draft for public 
review will be available in March, with hearings before a joint 
meeting of the Arts and Planning Commissions within 30 days of that 
release, and a final document ready for approval by the end of May 
Adoption of the plan would then follow. 35% staff time. 

MULTICULTURAL ARTS SURVEY: This work is part of the Arts Policy 
Plan documentation and will be conducted January through March. It 
involves dissemination of questionnaires, follow-up calls to obtain 
responses, supervision of field survey team for the merchant 
responses, and a written report. Technical support will be provided 
by the Public Research Institute of S. F. State University 
The State-Local Multicultural Arts Committee, chaired by Victoria Jee, 
will oversee the study. Estimated staff time is 15%. 

ARTISTS LIVE/WORK SPACE: State-Local co-sponsors ArtHouse with the 
California Lawyers for the Arts by providing office space, CAC funding 
and staff time (20%). Jennifer Spangler is the new Project Manager for 
ArtHouse. 

REVOLVING LOAN FUND FOR ARTISTS LIVE/WORK SPACE: The CAC 

has made two grant awards for the administration of this project. 
Funds that go into the loan fund may act as the match. State-Local has 
received some assurance that funds within the current Nonprofit 
Performing Arts Loan Fund could be earmarked for individual artists. 
The City Attorney has requested that the rules and regulations be 
written separately for the new use. State-Local is working with Joe La 
Torre of the Mayor's Office of Housing on this re-write, since he must 
also update the legislative language for the Performing Arts Loan 
Fund. Theoretically this program will have its own manager and will 
need minimal oversight from State-Local. 

ARTS EDUCATION: State-Local has facilitated meetings of Arts Providers 
and, with Neighborhood Arts, has represented the Arts Commission in 
art? education planning meetings held by the S. F, Education Fund and 
the 8.- F Unified School District, There is an opportunity to participate 
in a planning and programmatic project of the Education Fund, which 
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built upon work done by State-Local in 1 986-87, and it would be most 
appropriate for the Arts Commission to become active again. At the 
moment Arts Education takes up approximately 10% of staff time. 

GREATER BAT AREA ARTS AND HUMANITIES NETWORK (GBAHN): 
This is a network for sharing arts organization information, facilities 
data, rosters of individual artists, calendar listings for long-range 
planning, etc. Meetings are monthly. Staff time is 5% now, but could 
be more once all our data is "on line" and the public becomes aware of 
the network. 



CALIFORNIA STATE SUMMER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (CSSSA): State 
Local is obliged to assist the summer school with press releases, 
invitations, a celebration event with speakers, etc. Staff time is 
approximately 5%. We are also being asked to help CSSSA solicit 
student applicants this year, especially since the session will be held 
locally at Mills College. 

MISSION BAY AND OTHER ADVOCACY: State-Local facilitates meetings 
for arts representatives with city government on specific issues, such 
as cultural facilities in Mission Bay and the plight of the Alcazar 
Theatre. This advocacy takes up 5% staff time. 

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL: Like other Arts Commission programs. 
State -Local spends a good deal of time providing information and 
referral to the general public. Subjects are often general program 
information, grant inquiries, economic impact figures, audience 
figures, facilities information, job opportunities for artists, etc. 
Percentage of time is difficult to calculate. 

EARTHQUAKE RELATED TASKS: Since October 19th State-Local has been 
involved in collecting and tabulating earthquake reiated damages to 
arts organizations and individual artists. We are now disseminating 
information on the Art Recovery Fund and continuing to provide data 
to the CAC for their fund-raising efforts for earthquake relief. 
Percentage of time is difficult to calculate. Program Coordinator and 
Program Assistant have spent a total of approximately 75 hours to 
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I. ACTION ITEM: Approval of application to the 
California Arts Councils State-Local Partnership 
Program for 1990-91 

II. DISCUSSION ITEMS 

A. February 2nd Joint Roundtable/Workshop 
on Neighborhood Arts Program and State- 
Local Partnership 

B. Arts Policy Plan: Priority-Setting of 
Proposed Policies 

C. Arts Education: State-Local's Involvement 

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Tuesday., January 16, 1990 

PRESENT: Commissioners Rai Dkamoto, Chairperson; Members Kim Fowler 
and Amaiia Mesa-Bains. 

Advisory Task Force Executive Committee Members Meg 
Madden, Chairperson; Anne Smith and Richard Reineccius, 
Vice-Chairs, and Alma Robinson 

Staff Members Leah Forbes, S/L Program Coordinator, and 
Jennifer Spangler, ArtHouse Project Manager 

ABSENT/EXCUSED: Commissioner Sklar; Advisory Task Force Member 
Victoria Jee 

Commissioner Okamoto convened the meeting at 4:15 p.m. in the 8th floor 
conference room at 1095 Market Street, site of the State-Local Partnership 
office. 

CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL APPLICATION: Leah Forbes distributed a 
summary description of the annual CAC application, due February 
26th, for a total amount of $63,000. She explained that 1990-91 
brought the lowest funding cycle of Level I for operational support, 
which was $12,500. The Level I monies, typically used to fund the 
Program Coordinator's salary, were expected to increase after 
guideline changes in the next year. The monies for '90-9 1 had to be 
matched dollar for dollar. 

The Level II special projects request totaled $50,500, and was spread 
over the following programs: 

$22,500 for ArtHouse: $15,000 for the Project Manager s Salary 

$ 7.500 for the ArtHouse Program Assistant 

$10,000 for a State-Local Program Assistant to help with 
implementation of the Arts Policy Plan 

$18,000 for the Arts Commission Gallery 's exhibition programs 

Alma Robinson stated she anticipated the ArtHouse project obtaining 
more earned income in the coming year, and she introduced its new 
manager, Jennifer Spangler, who described some revenue -generating 
Strategies.. Ms. Spangler stated that live/work market data and artist 
surveys were being updated with the view to offering the information 
at a cost for developers.. She had recently attended a meeting on the 



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purchase of live /work space with artists and a real estate agent. 
'Finders fees" agreements were in place with two Realtors in San 
Francisco and one in Oakland, which could net the program some 
income. She also suggested that ArtHouse might be in a position in a 
year or so to actually broker a live/work project. Alma Robinson 
explained that Tom Layton of the Gerbode Foundation, a strong 
supporter of ArtHouse, had suggested some of these revenue 
generating ideas. 

Leah Forbes stated that the CAC had not funded the Arts Policy Plan 
directly, and that this application provided an opportunity to sustain 
the needs of the project in its implementation stages. 
She noted that the Arts Commission Gallery's portion of this grant 
application might be a bit higher than quoted in the summary. The 
Visual Arts Program Committee would approve that portion. 

Commissioner Fowler commented on the CAC guidelines for State- 
Locai Partners, suggesting they be duplicated for the proposed 
February meeting on Neighborhood Arts and State-Local Programs. 
Noting the various activities described in those guidelines, Richard 
Reineccius stated his hope that the Arts Commission would eventually 
establish a granting program for groups not eligible for Grants for the 
Arts funding. He cited the program in the South Bay supported by the 
Hewlett Foundation, which had a large regional focus. Barbara Barclay 
was the contact person who could be asked for information. 
Commission Okamoto asked who wrote the guidelines for CAC 
programs, to which Anne Smith replied staff was responsible. The 
guidelines must reflect the policy decision of the Council. She noted 
there had been substantial changes in some years. Commissioner 
Okamoto wanted to know how policies were influenced. Ms. Smith 
said that making recommendations for council membership to the 
governor s office was one way. And meetings could be requested with 
Individual council members to discuss the needs of a particular city or 
county.. Richard Reineccius reported that the State-Local caucus at 
the California Confederation of the Arts meeting in November resulted 
in a resolution requesting a larger CAC budget to allow cities within 
counties to apply for State-Local Partner funds. Anne Smith stated 
that the governor did increase the CAC budget and that the local 
partners wielded considerable power in supporting the CAC. 
ACTION:: Commissioner Fowler moved and Commissioner Okamoto 
§#eond#d the motion to approve the application to the California Arts 
Council as described, The motion carried. 



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JOINT WORKSHOP ON STATE-LOCAL AND NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS: 

(Commissioner Mesa-Bains then joined the meeting. She later added 
her vote in favor of the resolution approving the application to the 
CAC) Commissioner Okamoto said it was time to stop and take stock 
of both programs, noting that some functions were similar in both. 
There wag also a feeling among commissioners that the name, State- 
Local, did not indicate the function, It was also suggested at the Dec, 
21st meeting of the Arts Commission that the programs could be 
merged. 

Alma Robinson noted that State-Local Program transcended 
boundaries by dealing with legal issues, real estate, large and small 
institutions.. It was a "risk taker," or the "experimental wing." Some 
ground work had been laid, perhaps not completed as yet. She said 
that the Advisory Task Force was set up with a committee structure 
and that the most work was accomplished through those committees. 
For example, the Live/ Work Committee tended to meet quarterly, and 
the Arts Education Committee met on an as needed basis. 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains said there needed to be a balance and 
integration with other programs, citing the Youth Festival as one area 
where there is an overlap of program involvement. She recommended 
that the Commission needed to get all the information, restructure the 
programs and then go for funding. The program names themselves 
connote territorial m. Commissioner Okamoto agreed, noting that the 
name of a program must reflect what it does. 
Meg Madden suggested tieing planning in to the whole Commission 
rather than having it be a subset activity. 
Commissioner Fowler stated that the State-Local Program functions 
summarized for the December 21st meeting were succinct, but she 
agreed with Commissioner Mesa-Bains that the impact of the 
programs was not indicated. Essential programs, how those services 
are provided, the relation of staff and staff time and program output 
all needed to be described. Commissioner Fowler suggested that 
recommendations for improved services also be considered. 
Commissioner Okamoto guided the discussion toward setting an 
agenda for the joint workshop, asking about topic items. Anne Smith 
asked whether or not public testimony would be appropriate, and if 
so, how much time the commissioners wanted to allot. Commissioner 

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Richard Reineccius said that originally 50% of the NAP budget had to 
go to artists producing work. In terms of personnel issues, the NAP 
directorship was to have rotated every three years. 
Anne Smith noted another consideration to be discussed was how the 
Arts Commission related to the new "Cultural Liaison," Margie 
O'Driscoll. Meg Madden felt perhaps management and development 
issues were also pertinent, and Commissioner Mesa-Bains added 
marketing, public relations and information dissemination. 
Meg Madden wanted advice from the Arts Commission on the 
continuance of the Advisory Task Force. Commissioner Mesa-Bains 
asked how members were elected. Meg Madden stated that there was 
a nominating committee and yearly elections. No new members had 
been nominated over the last two years, since emphasis had been on 
setting up focus groups for the arts policy plan. Alma Robinson noted 
that nominees for membership on the Advisory Task Force were 
approved by the Arts Commission. 

ARTS POLICY PLAN: Leah Forbes reported that the question of setting 
priorities on policies and implementing actions is being asked 
repeatedly. She had sent a memo to the Management Committee to 
that effect, suggesting that people be asked to comment on priorities 
at the planned joint meeting of the Arts and Planning Commissions. 
The final decision on priorities might rest with both commissions. Meg 
Madden said that it was analogous to restructuring the Arts 
Commission. It would be important to put all the pieces together in 
light of the proposed plan. Alma Robinson agreed, as did 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains. Ms. Robinson advised that the Arts 
Commission take the information in the plan and blend it in with their 
own strategies. Commissioner Mesa-Bains said the Arts Commission 
was hooked into the plan. Anne Smith said that by setting priorities, 
you show you are involved. It tells what you care about. And it 
shows who you serve, commented Ms. Mesa-Bains. Meg Madden 
stated that the Hotel Tax office needed to review the plan and advise 
on priorities also. Alma Robinson suggested that perhaps the Grants 
for the Arts Advisory Board be a cluster. She said the public meeting 
with that Board in November was very good. She wondered why the 
Arts Commission didn't have a role in Grants for the Arts, perhaps 
even a membership on that Advisory Board. Commissioner Okamoto 
thought it might be appropriate for the CAO to be an ex officio 
member of the Arts Commission. 

Anne Smith suggested that Elizabeth Kennedy be asked to help with 
priority setting. 



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ARTS IN EDUCATION: Meg Madden reported that the Arts Commission, 
through State -Local, was working with the Education Fund in an 
advisory capacity at this point- on a substantial project for grades K- 
12. She said that there might be opportunities for the Arts 
Commission to support the project with funds. In the meantime she 
felt it would be important to get the School District to commit money 
for artists. Commissioner Mesa-Bains felt that the money was very 
tight, Ms. Madden agreed, but stated that was the case in the past, 
too, but the district managed to come up with funding. 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains said there had never been an explicit 
program for arts education at the Arts Commission, no staff 
designation and not part of the mission statement. That must change, 
she said. 

OTHER BUSINESS; Richard Reinectius reported on the American Indian 
Center at 225 Valencia Street opening up their hall again after a 
terrible administrative situation. They have applied for an 
entertainment permit and are set up to rent as well as present. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by 

Leah Forbes, Program Coordinator 
State-Local Partnership 



State-Local Partnership and Gallery Application 

to the California Arts Council 

for 1990-91 



LEVEL I: Request is for $12,500 from the CAC: Money is to be used 
for operational support for the State-Local Program, i.e., the salary of 
the Program Coordinator. Tasks will include follow up work on the 
implementation of recommendations e manating from the Arts Policy 
Plan, oversight of the Live/Work Revolving Loan Fund Project: and 
continued work on arts education. $12,500 is required in matching 
funds, traditionally supplied through the Public Art Fund. 



LEVEL II: Request will be $50,500 for a three-part program: 

A. $22,500 for the ArtHouse Project. 1) $15,000 will be used 
for funding half of the Program Manager's salary (including fringe 
benefits). The Program Manager will focus on bringing interested 
artists together to purchase live/work buildings. The Manager will 
also provide technical assistance to artists on a city -wide basis as in 
the past, and she will continue consulting with other cities, such as 
Oakland and Los Angeles, which have recently established live/work 
programs. 

Some advocacy will be conducted on the prospective use of the 
Presidio as a center for the arts and for artists live/work space. 
It is expected that the Sn.OOO required match will come 
through consulting fees and from foundations, the latter via the efforts 
of California Lawyers for the Arts, co-sponsors of ArtHouse. 
2) $7,500 will be used to fund the part-time position of Program 
Assistant. This person will answer the myriad phone calls from 
artists looking for space, keep the taped listings of available space 
current (the ArtHouse Hotline), assist with publications and 
workshops, and maintain and upgrade data bases on artists needs. 
ST400 will be matched by foundations, as above: $2.100 will be 
matched bv office space rental. 

B. $10,000 to assist with the implementation of 
recommendations in the Arts Policy Plan. The monies will go 
toward the salary of a half time program assistant. Duties will include 
scheduling of meetings, correspondence, recording, etc. $2,100 will be 
matched by office space rental; $7,900 through Public Art Fund 
monies. Matching monies over and above the part time salary 
($12,813, including fringe benefits) will be used for consultants to 



(over) 



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facilitate meetings and provide expertise on implementing specific 
policy recommendations. This amount totals approximately $5,000. 

C. $13,000 to fund the operations and artistic development of 
the Arts Commission Gallery. This is an estimate of what the Gallery 
will request. Typically, funds are used to 1 ) to employ emerging arts 
management professionals in support of the Gallery's exhibition 
programs and 2) to subsidize artists with honoraria and materials for 
individual or interdisciplinary projects for the "Exploration: City Site 
program and indoor exhibitions. Matching funds will come from 
corporate foundations and the Public Art Fund. 




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JOINT MEETING OF THE 

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THE ADVISORY TASK FORCE 

Tuesday, March 20. 1990 

1095 Market St.. #807 

4 - 5:30 P.M. 



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AGENDA 

20 Min. 

20 Min. 



15 Min. 
5 Min. 



10 Min. 



5 Min. 



20 Min. 



I. Report on State-Local/NAP Joint Committee Meeting 

A. Outcome 

B. Next Steps 

II. Arts Policy Plan Update 

A. Setting Priorities on Policy and Implementing Action 
Recommendations 

B. Role of Arts Commission and Planning Commission in 
Approving the Policy Plan 

III. Reports 

A. CAC Leadership Institute, 3/8-3/1 1 

B. Arts Education 

1 . State Legislation 

2. CAC Leadership 

C. Live/Work 

1. Energy Dept. Rulings 

2. Oakland and Los Angeles Offices 
D Multicultural Arts Survey 

IV. Other Business 

A. INS Rulings on Artists' Visas 

B. NE A Reauthorization Hearing: 3/21 

C. Arts Day in Sacramento, 3/13 

D. Conferences/Seminars 

1. Multicultural Arts at S.F.A.I., 4/6-4/8 

2. "Women Artists," 

Mission Cultural Center, 3/30-4/1 




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Minutes of the Joint Meeting of the Program Committee w '«« .16 • iroarv 
and the Executive Committee of the 
Advisory Task Force 
Tuesday, March 20, 1990 

PRESENT: Commissioners Rai Okamoto, Chairperson; Member Kim Fowler 
Advisory Task Force Executive Committee Members Meg 
Madden. Chairperson; Anne Smith and Richard Reineccius. 
Vice-Chairs 

Staff Members Leah Forbes, S/L Program Coordinator, and 
Jennifer Spangler, ArtHouse Project Manager 

ABSENT/EXCUSED: Commissioners Mesa Bains and Sklar 

Advisory Task Force Members Victoria Jee and Alma Robinson 

The meeting was convened at 4:25 p.m. in room 807 of the Grant Building, 
1095 Market Street, the location of the State-Local Partnership offices. 

ARTS POLICY PLAN: A discussion of the cluster meetings held to date was 
held, with Anne Smith describing some of the highlights from the Arts 
Loan Fund Board of Directors. The f unders felt that the plan was too 
skewed on one direction, as if there were no established policies or 
traditions. Bruce Sievers cautioned about a centralization of authority 
for the arts, preferring a pluralistic approach to protect the arts from 
negative impacts. Richard Reineccius stated that the plan needed an 
explanation of what was being done now. A preamble could show the 
present structure. Commissioner Okamoto agreed, advising that the 
document show the current state of the arts and what that state would 
be after the plan is implemented. 

The cluster groups were identified as follows: local f unders, large budget 
arts organizations, businesses (via Arts and Culture Council of the 
Chamber of Commerce), arts service organizations, the Multicultural Arts 
Consortium, and city department representatives. 
Mr. Reineccius posed the question of whether or not the cluster group 
meetings were open to the public and if there were any legalities 
involved if they were closed meetings. Leah Forbes replied that most of 
the cluster group di9cussion9 on the Arts Policy Plan took place at the 
regularly scheduled meetings of those particular organizations. Anne 
Smith suggested that the presence of the Management Committee 
members made the meetings "open." Meg Madden noted that the Arts 
Commission would hear from all interested individuals and groups in the 
public hearing phase. 



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In terms of setting priorities. Meg Madden asked if there was a method 
of weighting the issues. Anne Smith reported the "concordance" 
technique NAP and S/L used in going through the draft to see where 
these programs had parallel objectives and programs. This exercise 
could be done by all affected agencies as a way of identifying priorities. 
Final approval of the plan would come from the Planning and Arts 
Commissioners. Testimony at the joint commission hearing may lead the 
members to request changes/ modifications. Commissioner Okamoto 
stated that usually no action is taken at public hearings; action is usually 
deferred until the next regular meeting of the particular commission. He 
asked if the new president of the Planning Commission had attended any 
Arts Commission meetings as yet and wondered how to promote the 
involvement of the Planning Commission. 

Budget needs for the Arts Policy Plan were then addressed, with Anne 
Smith and Meg Madden asking if the costs were covered, especially for 
the publication of subsequent drafts. Leah Forbes replied that AT&T's 
in-kind printing offer was now dubious, since our timeframe had been so 
dramatically altered. Anna-Marie Metwally had offered to see what 
could be done. Rai Okamoto suggested that City Planning might be able 
to assist with printing. 

The timeline for the draft and hearings was then discussed, with Leah 
Forbes hoping for the hearing to take place in June. Commissioner 
Fowler stated that the Arts Commission needed to see the draft prior to 
its distribution so that any commissioners' comments could be 
incorporated before public review and the subsequent hearing. 
Commissioner Okamoto suggested that the Mayor's Office, via Margie 
O'Driscoll, be apprised of the draft before distribution. Kim Fowler noted 
that the process might be completed sometime in the fall. Rai Okamoto 
stated that there could be some further changes to the document 
(probably not any real basic changes) after the Board of Supervisors 
reviews the Arts Policy Plan. As far as the elements for the Master Plan, 
there is no need for the supervisors to act unless legislation is required. 
Meg Madden asked if there were costs in putting charter changes before 
the voters, Commissioner Okamoto replied that aside from staff time, 
there were no significant costs. He advised, too, not to discount policies 
in the plan simply because the costs seemed high. These are simply 
goals to reach, and opportunity for funds could emerge in the future. 
The Open Space policy, for example, was implemented through 
Proposition "J." Richard Reineccius noted that the big trust for art in Los 
Angeles was through a vote by the electorate. 

CAC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: Commissioner Okamoto reported on his 
participation in the California Arts Council's institute, which focused on 



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multicultural arts development Gail Reid of the Bayview Opera House 
was the other San Francisco participant. The conference was sponsored 
by CAC's State-Local Partnership Program and was held in Marina del 
Rev, March 8-11= Some of the highlights were the opening speech by 
Ronald Takaki. Prof, of Ethnic Studies at U. C. Berkeley, who spoke of 
restructuring the educational focus (i.e., new required reading lists to 
reflect all cultures); Chris Parker, who spoke of Native Americans and the 
new recognition of Native American medicine; and Michael Wu, who 
worked with West Hollywood's Inner City Cultural Center. 

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS AND STATE LOCAL JOINT MEETING: Leah 
Forbes noted that the results of that joint meeting were not discussed at 
the full Arts Commission meeting in March. The issue of these two 
programs' status came up at the Finance Committee meeting earlier in 
the day- Allocations from the Public Art Fund were being recommended 
for the period July - December to avoid seasonal cash flow problems for 
State-Local, and commissioners present had asked if there had been any 
progress on determining whether or not the two programs should merge. 
Commissioner Fowler recommended that a special State-Local Program 
Committee meeting be set when the entire committee could be present to 
discuss this issue. Commissioner Okamoto concurred, and Leah Forbes 
was directed to pursue setting the meeting. 

AMERICAN INDIAN CENTER: Richard Reineccius brought the plight of the 
American Indian Center to the attention of the committee. The Center is 
trying to obtain an entertainment permit to increase earned revenue and 
is experiencing difficulties in complying with changing requirements. 
They have now been asked to install noise abatement shutters on the 
windows, and Richard Reineccius is assisting. Margie O'Driscoll is 
speaking to the Fire Dept. on the Center's behalf. Troubles for the Center 
were compounded by the cancellation of their Trade Fair, scheduled to 
be held at Pier 2 in Fort Mason. The deposit of $22,000 was apparently 
not refundable, and a huge mortgage payment is due by April 10th. 
Mr. Reineccius suggested a lette r of support for the Center's 
entertainment permi t he sent as soon as possible. The commissioners 
present agreed, with Chairman Okamoto noting that the letter could come 
from the Program Committee. 

ARTHOUSE; Jennifer Spangier reported on the plight of ARTSDECO and its 
proposed live/work deve lopment on Potrero Hill. The project combines 
market rate housing (with developer Rick Holliday) with low income 
live/work rental units. Some Potrero Hill residents are opposed to any 
development on the hill, preferring to keep the lot bordered by Arkansas 



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between 1 8th and 1 9th Streets open space. Others are suspicious of a 
joint venture with a for-profit developer. ArtHouse is planning to send a 
support letter, under California Lawyers for the Arts auspices, to artists 
in their data base who live on Potrero Hill. Commissioner Okamoto 
stated that it was not legally required to obtain neighborhood approval 
to pursue a development project. But he noted that Bernal Heights had 
established an advisory group to advise on development in that area. 
Energy code requirements for live/work space were another source of 
concern for artists, Ms. Spangler continued. There were more costly 
requirements, such as triple glazing for windows, for residential units, 
and these requirements were being considered for live/work. 
Representatives from the State Energy Commission and the Bureau of 
Building Inspection had discussed making live/work comply with 
residential codes and had indicated a decision was being made as a result 
of that meeting. Ms. Spangler wrote to the officials concerned and 
requested a meeting on this issue. The problem is energy conservation 
and affordable housing. She noted that the cost of converting a 
warehouse to comply with residential energy conservation codes was 
prohibitive. Commissioner Okamoto asked if the memos from BBI 
referred to energy codes. Ms. Spangler said the memos do address Title 
24 but do not clarify whether live/work falls under commercial or 
residential requirements. 

NEA LOCAL PROGRAM GRANT: Leah Forbes reported that she and Anne 
Smith had met with Jeanne Bogardus of the Friends of the Arts 
Commission on the possibility of pursuing an NEA Local grant. The grant 
required substantial new public monies to match the grant three to one. 
The new transit shelter program monies might serve, as well as the 
Youth Arts Fund through MUNI. The Arts Policy Plan process also puts 
the Arts Commission in compliance with NEA grant requirements. It was 
intended that all Arts Commission programs would be involved should 
an application be submitted. 

NEA CENSORSHIP: Richard Reineccius suggested that San Francisco have a 
dialogue on the arts and not express a quick reaction to the controversy 
over specific pieces of art. He said it was important to speak of the 
positive examples of NEA funding. Letters to congressional 
representatives were urged to support re- authorization of the NEA and 
to discourage restrictive language in funding criteria. 

CONFERENCES: Ms. Forbes distributed information provided by Anne Smith 
on the Assn. of American Cultures c onference in June in Oklahoma City. 
Ms. Smith recommended that the Arts Commission offer to help host the 



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conference in 1 992. The San Francisco Art Institute was sponsoring a 
multicultural symposium April 6-8, free of charge. And Intersection for 
the Arts was holding a weekend conference on "Women Artists: Sei. 
Power and Politics." March 30- April 1st at the Mission Cultural Center for 
a nominal fee. 

The meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by 

Leah Forbes, Program Coordinator 
State-Local Partnership 






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PRESENT: 



Commissioners Rai Okamoto, Chairperson; Members Kim Fowler 

and Amalia Mesa-Bains 

Advisory Task Force Executive Committee Members Meg 

Madden, Chairperson; Anne Smith and Richard Reineccius, 

Vice-Chairs; Alma Robinson 

Staff Members Leah Forbes, S/L Program Coordinator, and 

Jennifer Spangler, ArtHouse Project Manager 

Guest: Mary Beth Kavanaugh, Arts and Tourism Office 



ABSENT/EXCUSED: Advisory Task Force Member Victoria Jee 

The meeting was convened at 3:50 p.m. in room 807 of the Grant Building, 
1095 Market Street, the location of the State-Local Partnership offices. 

OFFICE OF ARTS AND TOURISM: Guest Mary Beth Kavanaugh had been 
invited to make a presentation on the activities of her office. The 
primary purpose of the Arts and Tourism Office was to attract visitors 
to arts events. A monthly Calendar - now in a brand new format - 
was published by Performing Arts Services and placed in hotels, the 
STBS ticket booths, but was not distributed in many other venues. All 
groups were invited to list events and shows and photographs were 
welcomed. Visual arts were the weakest tie-in, with ticketing being 
an issue for that discipline. Arts and Tourism also provides 50-60 
articles for the Convention and Visitors Bureau publication. 
Commissioner Okamoto suggested that copies of the May Calendar be 
distributed at the May 7th meeting of the Arts Commission. 
There is a five- minute segment on the arts, updated quarterly, in the 
40- minute Teleview placed in hotel rooms. The video provides a 
walking tour of the City. Workshops for tour guides, monthly 
concierge meetings, press kits and quarterly mailings to the 
international press, VIP passes for visiting travel agents and even 
theatre space rentals are some of the other services Ms. Kavanaugh s 
office offers. She presented photographs just taken that would give 
generic advertising for the arts and which were to be placed in transit 
shelters and on the exterior and interior of buses. There were a total 
of five multidisciplinary images, which would be changed quarterly. 
The names of Hotel Tax Fund grantees would be placed on the "ads. " 



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Her office was also working on a joint ad campaign for "Passport." the 
one to three day fast pass for visitors and tourists, as well as planning 
for a Museums Pass and a Green Pass, the latter for Recreation and 
Park sites. Commissioner Mesa-Bains suggested a "Rainbow Pass" 
which would take visitors to different neighborhoods. Ms. Kavanaugh 
noted that various shuttle services, even Greyhound Bus Lines, were 
interested in participating in these plans. She expressed interest in 
the Arts Commissions Market Street Plan and also spoke of arts 
advertising possibilities for Festival 2,000 and Theatre Bay Area's 
campaign with Satchi and Satchi. Anne Smith said there might be 
some idea exchange over involving youth using the Youth Arts Fund. 
Ms. Kavanaugh was thanked for her presentation. She then left the 
meeting to keep a subsequent appointment. 
[Alma Robinson joined the meeting shortly before Ms. Kavanaugh s 
departure.] 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Leah Forbes noted that there was an error in 
the Program Committee Joint Meeting minutes of March 20th. Margie 
O'Driscoll had not been contacted about the American Indian Center s 
difficulty with permits. She therefore had not taken any action on this 
issue. 

CURRENT AND FUTURE STATUS OF STATE-LOCAL: Leah Forbes 

referred to the joint Neighborhood Arts and State-Local joint meeting 
of February 1 5th and the need to continue the planning for both 
programs. That meeting had ended with an Arts Commission 
commitment to resolve several issues affecting the cultural centers 
before considering a merging of the two programs. 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains stated that the functions of each program 
needed to be looked at, with the idea of placing some functions in a 
new entity. A merger was not necessarily the desired projection. Meg 
Madden noted that ArtHouse provided a unique and valued function, 
and that resource management was another desirable function of 
State-Local Partnership. 

Commissioner Mesa-Bains noted that the name, State-Local 
Partnership, did not imply a function. Meg Madden said that there 
was no historic sense of attachment to the name, and that a Business 
Volunteer for the Arts had tried to assist with a name change. 
Commissioners Okamoto and Mesa-Bains saw State-Local performing 
services in arts education, surveys, and policy plans. Commissioner 
Okamoto thought that the program should continue to deal with 
federal and state arts issues and government funding, noting that NAP 
focused more on local issues. 



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federal and state arts issues and government funding, noting that NAP 
focused more on local issues. 

Commissioner Mesa-Bains suggested that education be split out into its 
own program, giving the Arts Commission a stronger presence in this 
area. Assigned staff would be in charge of education programming. 
Meg Madden agreed that arts education would be an appropriate Arts 
Commission program. 

Commissioner Okamoto advised that the scope of new program areas 
be broad, i.e., "cultural and community programming," neighborhood 
arts and other services." Ms. Mesa-Bains suggested Planning as 
another program area, which would work closely with resource 
management. Mr. Okamoto said the direction should be set by the 
Arts Policy Plan. It could be an intra-government department 
concerned with funding, grants, relations with other agencies. He saw 
those functions part of State-Local. Meg Madden said that one of the 
weaknesses of the old commission was that planning was not 
coordinated. She wondered if the delivery of services and advocacy 
were appropriate within one program. Commissioner Okamoto 
advised keeping the State-Local Partnership Program, since there was 
funding attached to it. 

[Commissioner Kim Fowler arrived at this point in the meeting.] 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains stated that the Arts Commission was still in 
the process of redefining its mission to the community in light of 
major population and cultural changes. Commissioner Okamoto agreed 
that the Arts Commission was responsive to a different social pattern 
than was existent years ago. He said that steps needed to be taken 
toward a new structure, based on the Arts Policy Plan, but he 
recommended side-stepping charter revisions to achieve those goals if 
at all possible. 

Alma Robinson reported that the Supervisors Task Force had its final 
meeting, with arts education noted as one of the most problematic 
areas. Yet, it was not a high priority. Meg Madden stated that a grant 
submitted by the School District for arts instructional materials and 
supplies was still pending. She also noted that the S. F. Education 
Funds "Arts Project" for arts education planning had received Haas 
funding and that she had been hired as the project director. 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains wondered who developed the materials to 
be used in the schools apropos of the pending grant by the district. 
[Advisory Task Force member Richard Reineccius arrived at this point 
in the meeting.] 

Meg Madden stated that State-Local's thrust was to keep artists 
involved in the schools. Leah Forbes reported that Harry Parker, 
Director of the Fine Arts Museums, commented that the most 



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consensus on the Arts Policy Plan was in the arts education section. 
Anne Smith noted that if Dr. Parker was interested in this area, then 
there would be money for implementation. The Arts Commission 
could help provide a vision for what should happen. 
Richard Reineccius commented that there needed to be an upgrading 
of dissemination of information from the Arts Commission to all 
groups, schools included. 

Another program area was identified: "Resources, Information and 
Planning." Commissioner Mesa-Bains advised that such a program 
would require a strong interface among the departments. 
Commissioner Okamoto stated that he felt it was premature to make a 
definitive recommendation about State-Local to the Arts Commission 
at this time. 

ARTISTS LIVE/WORK SPACE: Jennifer Spangler reported on the 

live/work project being undertaken by the Artspace Development 
Corp. (ARTSDECO) in Potrero Hill. They were partnering with a for- 
profit developer, Rick Holliday, in order to make the project 
economically feasible. Their portion would include 29 low -income 
live/work rental units. Siity-one units would be market rate. Richard 
Reineccius said that was a good ratio, in line with recommendations in 
the Arts Policy Plan. Opposition to the project was coming from those 
desiring to keep the site - located on Arkansas between 1 8th and 1 9th 
Streets - for open space. ARTSDECO was asking the Arts Commission 
to pass a resolution of support for the project. 
ACTION: It was moved, seconded and carried that 

The San Francisco Arts Commission does hereby support 
the low-income live/work housing project by the Artspace 
Development Corporation to be constructed at Arkansas 
Street between 1 8th and 1 9th Streets in the Potrero Hill 
neighborhood. 
Mission Bav: Jennifer Spangler noted that live/work was still an 
allowable use in neighborhood/commercial districts in Mission Bay. 
The issue still needed watchdog efforts. Santa Fe planned to sell their 
Realty Corporation, and agreement provisions would need to be 
watched under a new ownership. 

Ms. Spangler reported that she was a member of the South of Market 
Problem Solving Council, which was looking at the post-earthquake 
rehabilitation of the 6th St. corridor. It was possible that a live/work 
space in that area would be eligible for assistance. The Council hoped 
for an expansion of the boundaries in SOMA for earthquake 
rehabilitation by next year, qualifying more live/work space for aid. 



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Ms. Spangler noted that she would be submitting recommendations to 
the Department of City Planning for language changes in the Master 
Plan s Housing Element for the purpose of mandating greater emphasis 
on live/work housing. Alma Robinson said that Bill Weiss, head of 
Mediation and Arbitration Program at California Lawyers for the Arts, 
would be working with Ms. Spangler on the housing element language. 

NEA LOCALS PROGRAM GRANT: Leah Forbes reported that she, Anne 
Smith and Jeanne Bogardus had done some preliminary planning on 
this proposed NEA grant application. It was an opportunity to 
integrate any restructuring and redefining of Arts Commission 
services into the application. Implementing recommendations in the 
Arts Policy Plan in urban design and public art and arts education 
were two possible areas for support. Ms. Forbes also noted that 
ArtHouse needed to be considered for support as well, since the 
traditional three-year funding cycle for a "new project" was at an end. 
Commissioner Fowler suggested that issue be taken up in the proposed 
"Long Range Planning Committee" of the Commission. She noted 
Barbara Sklar's leadership would be key to this planning. Meg 
Madden stated that a partnership with the Hotel Tax Fund would be 
necessary for the application to work. Anne Smith said this grant 
opportunity represented an option for bold steps by the Commission. 
A letter of intent was due June 1st. Proposal deadline was August 
15th. 

ARTS POLICY PLAN: Leah Forbes reported that City departments had 

received a full second draft of the Arts Policy Plan, revised by her and 
Paul Lord to comply with the draft summary distributed in December. 
Department heads were directed to specific pages and asked to 
comment as to accuracy and do-ability. It was expected that a third 
draft would be ready by June, and final drafts and approvals 
completed in the late fall. Commissioner Fowler suggested that people 
be asked to comment on priorities in response to the third draft. 
Those comments could be helpful in the NEA Locals Program grant 
submission. 

MULTICULTURAL ARTS SURVEY: The completion for this survey was 
now targeted for the end of September. Delays were due, according to 
Ms. Forbes, to the heavy work schedule of the Public Research 
Institute this spring. The Multicultural Arts Survey was not their top 
priority. 



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OTHER BUSINESS: 1 ) Alma Robinson reported on her attendance at 
hearings in Washington, D. C. on re-authorization of the NEA. She 
urged individuals to write letters of support specifying the re- 
authorization without restrictions. Leah Forbes noted that the Arts 
Commission had passed a resolution last summer supporting peer 
panel review and opposing Congressional censorship. It was agreed 
that another resolution supporting re-authorization would be 
appropriate, and Commissioner Okamoto said he would introduce it to 
the full Commission at the May 7th meeting. 

2) Richard Reineccius reported that the American Indian Center had 
filed for Chapter 1 1 Bankruptcy /Reorganization and the Mission 
Cultural Center was going to provide some consulting assistance. 

3) Mr. Reineccius also reported that he, Roberto Barragan and Dance 
Bay Area were working to declare an historic entertainment district in 
the Mission. The purpose was to preserve four theatres, plus the 
Roxie and York Theatres, along Mission Street between 16th and 25th 
Streets. The Landmarks Advisory Board will hear the issue at its May 
meeting. The owner of Cine Latino wishes to tear down that building, 
and the theatre in the Greek Orthodox Church at 275 Valencia is being 
torn down now. Mr. Reineccius asked that the Arts Commission 
formally support the "idea " of preserving a district in the Mission for 
as many theatres as possible. Commissioner Okamoto offered to 
submit a resolution to the full Commission on May 7th. 

The meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by 





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State-Local Partnership 




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I. Arts Policy Plan 

A. Timeline Update 

B. Summary of Changes 

C. Discussion/Advice on Arts Commission Section 

II. NEA Locals Program Application Update 

III. Reports: 

A. Mission District Theatres 

B. California State Summer School Event 



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JOINT MEETING OF THE 

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<^Tuesday. June 26. 1990 

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^AGENDA 

90 Min. 



I. Arts Policy Plan: 

A. Review of Preliminary Third Drafts 

B. Recommended Modifications 

C. Approval for Release 



10 Min. II. Presidio Task Force for the Arts: August Symposium 



10 Min. II. NEA Locals Program Application Update 

10 Min. III. Reports: 

A. Mission Bay Workshops 

B. NALAA Conference 



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Commissioners Rai Okamoto, Chairperson; Kim Fowler and 
Nancy Boas 

Advisory Task Force Executive Committee Members Meg 
Madden, Chairperson; Richard Reineccius and Anne Smith. 
Staff Members Claire Isaacs, Director; Leah Forbes, Program 
Coordinator; and Paul Lord, Dept. of City Planning Liaison. 



ABSENT/EXCUSED: Commissioner Amalia Mesa Bains; Advisory Task Force 
Members Victoria Jee and Alma Robinson. 

The meeting convened at 4:25 p.m. in the Dollar Board Room of the San 
Francisco Ballet Building. Chairperson Okamoto re-ordered the agenda so 
that discussion of the Arts Policy Plan could take place when a quorum was 
present. Director Isaacs was able to attend for a brief time in between two 
other meetings. 

PRESIDIO TASK FORCE FOR THE ARTS: Leah Forbes reported that a 
recommendation to form a task force on arts use of the Presidio had 
been made at a recent meeting of the State-Local Live/Work 
Committee. Several committee members and staff, including Jennifer 
Spangler, Paul Lord and herself, had met to form a steering committee 
charged with planning a symposium in August. There is some urgency 
in submitting a proposal for use by this fall to comply with a timeline 
set by the Park Service. The plan is to convene a small group of 30-50 
arts representatives to spend the day viewing the Presidio and coming 
to a consensus on appropriate arts use. A facilitator would be needed 
to keep the discussion on track and to provide a written document 
summarizing the agreed upon proposal. The symposium steering 
committee was recommending that each representative contribute $25 
towards the cost of the facilitator's fee and subsequent duplicating and 
postage costs. The State-Local Partnership Program and California 
Lawyers for the Arts were both interested in being sponsors of the 
event. 

Paul Lord stated that Fort Mason Center had offered space for the 
symposium, but those present urged that someone with military 
connections try to gain access to meeting space in the Presidio. The 
Exploratonum would be the next best choice. Commissioner Okamoto 



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noted that Toby Rosenblatt had been appointed by the Mayor to 
coordinate the Gty's efforts regarding the Presidio. Paul Lord said that 
his department was opening a Planner 4 position-in which he was 
interested- for work on the Presidio. Commissioner Okamoto also felt 
there would be a civic design review role for the Arts Commission as 
well. 

Commissioner Okamoto recommended that the sponsorship of the 
symposium by the Arts Commission be brought to the attention of that 
body at its next regular meeting. Commissioner Fowler agreed, as did 
the Task Force members present. Commissioner Fowler suggested that 
the possibility of fee waivers for participants be brought to the Finance 
Committee in July. It was also recommended that the Arts Policy Plan 
Focus Group roster be used in selecting participants for the symposium, 
and there should be open - or self -selected - groups as well as targeted 
groups. 

NBA LOCALS PROGRAM APPLICATION: Leah Forbes reported that the 
letter of intent for a Locals Program grant had been received and found 
appropriate by the NEA. She said the major thrust of the letter was for 
a re-granting program of some kind, which would complement-not 
compete with-Grants for the Arts. Likely recipients would be arts 
educations projects, arts service organizations and individual artists. 
Richard Reineccius felt there would be a great opportunity to funnel 
funds through the cultural centers for them to re-grant. There was also 
the possibility of attracting other funds to enlarge the amount 
available. Commissioner Fowler expressed interest in assisting with the 
NEA application and was pleased to learn that a consultant was being 
considered to help write the major portion of the grant. Anne Smith 
also offered the model she developed for San Diego's grants program. 

ARTS POLICY PLAN: (Commissioner Boas joined the meeting at this time). 
Leah Forbes provided a brief background on the status of the drafts, 
noting that cluster groups and city departments had commented 
extensively. The third draft incorporated those comments and 
concerns. Particular attention had been paid to the response from the 
Chief Administrative Officer. The concern over the lack of emphasis on 
arts organizations expressed by the large arts groups was tentatively 
addressed on p. 30. Ms. Forbes requested assistance on expanding the 
section. Commissioners Boas and Okamoto felt the document was 
weighted toward individual artists. Commissioner Boas felt they were 
the "stars," rather than the general arts community, which would 
include students, participants, etc. 



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Section on the Arts Commission: Commissioner Boas voiced her 
objection to Action # 1 on p. 16, stating that it contradicted the 
statements on the previous page. 
(The Action reads as follows: 

"Establish a public process to review and revise as necessary the charter, 
ordinance provisions and administrative guidelines of the arts Commission 
The process should be guided by a representative committee which is created 
through nominations, with representation from the Arts Commission, the 
Board of Supervisors, and the general arts community. The legal mandates 
of the Arts Commission shall be reconsidered and reformulated in this process. ") 

She noted that the action establishes a center of gravity outside of the 
Commission. Anne Smith noted the similarity of the legislative action 
initiated by Supervisor Walker. Commissioner Okamoto agreed that the 
process in the draft was similar to the supervisor's action. Richard 
Reineccius observed that the implementing action in question was too 
specific. Commissioner Boas felt that the Commission was already 
acting and that the commissioners did not have a sense that the agency 
was "broken." 

Commissioner Okamoto observed that there was a potential conflict 
over civic design review with the Department of City Planning, He 
wants the roles clarified and felt that the Arts Commission may have a 
role in private development as well as public lands. The language in 
the urban design ordinance is still vague but implies more than just 
buildings. Supervisor Walker was willing to consider changes, but the 
Arts Commission wanted to hold off until after the Arts Policy Plan was 
completed. 

Meg Madden stated that the section on the Arts Commission in the 
draft was strong because the community wanted to empower the 
commission more. Commissioner Boas objected to the words "public 
process" in the above-mentioned action as creating an entity outside of 
the commission. She noted that the Arts Commission did have public 
meetings to review the agency's direction. 

Claire Isaacs reviewed some of the information on planning gained at 
the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies conference in San Diego. 
A plan specifically for the Arts Commission would actually be a 
component of the larger Arts Policy Plan and doesn't have to be 
delineated in any great detail in the current draft. Such a component 
should be pro-active" rather than "re-active." 
Commissioner Fowler stated that the document was really not a plan 
but a philosophical statement and one that was impossible to monitor. 
Commissioner Okamoto responded that elements of the plan would be 
incorporated into the City's General Plan, which is not a law, but more 
of a "wish list." The zoning ordinances are the laws, and citizens have 



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to comply. The General Plan (or Master Plan) is used as a reference 
document for environmental analysis. It is not too specific. 
Paul Lord noted that some modifications to the code would have to be 
made if the Arts Policy Plan were approved. 
Commissioner Boas stated that some of the objectives and/or actions 
were unrealistic and were not necessarily in keeping with the 
commission's priorities. Commissioner Okamoto noted that someday a 
goal that was considered unrealistic could come to fruition. Priorities 
are often set along the way. He gave the eiample that San Francisco 
has a "transit first" policy as a priority. The means to implement the 
policy were found. Housing policies were now being upgraded in terms 
of priorities. 

Commissioners agreed that the language of Action # 1 on p. 16 should 
be changed and discussed at the July 9th meeting of the commission. 
Timeline: Paul Lord expressed concern about the timeline for 
publication of a draft for citizen review, since the plan was to have a 
draft available for the public in July. He was also concerned about the 
risk of not getting an element in the Master Plan. Commissioner Boas 
said that some elements in the plan were good and were ready to go 
into a final plan. She advised that the Arts Commissions priorities be 
connected with the appropriate section in the draft document. 
There was concern expressed over not having all the commissioners' 
comments and not having a dialogue with a majority of members 
present. It was proposed that the Arts Policy Plan be the focus of the 
next meeting of the Long Range Planning Committee. Paul Lord stated 
that there would be two public review opportunities as well before any 
final document was published. 

ADVISORY TASK FORCE: Meg Madden brought up the role of the Advisory 
Task Force and the need to rejuvenate its membership, should the Arts 
Commission wish to continue it. Commissioner Okamoto stated that 
there was definitely a need to continue the Advisory Task Force. 
Richard Reineccius said the Executive Committee would draw up task 
descriptions for the Program Committee members to review. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 1 ) Mission Bay : Leah Forbes reported that several 
workshops on Mission Bay were to be held that week and in July. An 
agreement with the developers was to be announced imminently. 
Continued advocacy on behalf of live/work space and cultural facilities 
was needed. 

2) Economic Impact of For-Profit Arts-Related Businesses : A press 
conference had been scheduled for 12 noon, June 27th. at the Hatley 
Martin Gallery to announce the new survey. The mayor would be 



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present, and there would be various speakers, including Paul Lord, who 
was the project director for the survey. 

The meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m. 

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JOINT MEETING OF THE 
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^Tuesday, August 21. 1990 

25 Van Ness Ave., Rm. 7QjoCUMENTS DEPT. 
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15 Min. I. Report on NEA Locals Program Grant Application 

20 Min. II. Mission Bay Development Agreement 

A. Cultural Facilities 

B. Live/Work Space 



15 Min. III. Presidio Symposium: August 23rd 

15 Min. IV. Potrero Hill Live/ Work Housing Development: 
Report on Status 

1 Min. V. Unfinished Business 

A. Arts Policy Plan Status 

B. Public Hearings 

5 Min. VI. Other Business/Announcements 

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PRESENT: Commissioners Rai Okamoto, Chairperson, and Amalia 
(L \ Mesa Bains 

Advisory Task Force Executive Committee Members Richard 

Reineccius and Anne Smith, Vice Chairs 

Staff Members Leah Forbes and Jennifer Spangler 

ABSENT/EXCUSED: Commissioner Kim Fowler; Advisory task Force 
Members Meg Madden, Victoria Jee and Alma Robinson 

The meeting convened at 4:15 p.m. in Suite 70 at 25 Van Ness Avenue. 
Chairman Okamoto noted that minutes of the previous meeting had been 
distributed . The committee assumed they were correct as published. 

NBA LOCALS GRANT: Leah Forbes reported that the Arts Commissions 
application to the NEA for a Locals Program Grant had been submitted, 
with the project designed to support artists and arts organizations 
through direct grants, commissions and services. Grants would be in 
the following categories: arts education, arts service organizations, 
emerging arts organizations, and individual artists. The latter 
category would be developed in the last year of the three-year grant 
cycle and be dependent on the experiences of the prior years. Any 
grants to individual artists would be project oriented. Commissions 
would go to visual and performing artists to expand current programs, 
such as the Market Street Project and the POPS Symphony Concerts. 
Services receiving support would be the ArtHouse Project for 
live/work spaces and for the preservation and maintenance of new 
public artworks. 

Commissioner Mesa Bains raised several concerns about the 
application, citing the hesitancy of some of the commissioners to 
become involved in re-granting, especially to individual artists, and 
the question of how re-granting related to the mission of the agency. 
She was concerned about the amount of staff time that would be 
needed to conduct the program and why the Commission was applying 
for funds to do a new program when it needed money to support 
existing efforts, especially the various neighborhoods and cultural 
centers. Richard Reineccius suggested that some of the re-granting 
might be done through the cultural centers. Commissioner Mesa Bains 

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felt that would be appropriate, mentioning arts education for youth in 
particular, a category which could support and/or expand existing 
programming. Leah Forbes noted that a full time staff assistant to 
deal with the paper work associated with the project was built into 
the grant application. Various Arts Commission programs would also 
expand and benefit by the project, and percentages of staff time from 
State-Local, Neighborhood Arts, Art Enrichment and the Gallery were 
counted as administrative match. 

Anne Smith stated that the Kellog Foundation might be a possible 
resource to add to the arts education category of funding. 
Leah Forbes described the budgeting for the project and how the 
required new money-on a two to one matching basis- was 
corroborated. The total request was for $600,000, to be spread over a 
three year period. She noted that the methodology for the re-granting 
had not been set. 

MISSION BAY: Richard Reineccius reported on the Advisory Task Forces 
continuing advocacy on behalf of live/work space and cultural 
facilities, noting that the latter were not technically at odds with 
larger nearby projects (i.e., Yerba Buena Gardens). The current plans 
were for a 26,000 sq. ft. cultural center, which would eventually be 
turned over to the City. (The Task Forces ad hoc Mission Bay 
Committee had asked for a 40,000 sq. ft. facility, rejecting an earlier 
suggestion by the developer of 13,000 sq. ft.) There was no operating 
plan as yet, but the development agreement states that one needs to 
be created over a two-year period. Commissioner Mesa Bains stated 
that supporting a cultural facility without a plan for the funding of its 
operations would be irresponsible. She also felt that there was no 
clear direction or artistic focus in the existing cultural centers. 
Planning was needed to find out where the gaps were. 
Richard Reineccius said that there was a possibility of using the Mello- 
Roos State legislation to create a special tax assessment for Mission 
Bay. out of which some operations money might be gained. He noted 
Planning Commissioner Sue Bierman's concern that city departments 
might not be aware of their future responsibility. Commissioner 
Okamoto stated that Ms. Bier man was also concerned that there be no 
encumbrances when the deed gets turned over to the City, and - an 
even more basic consideration - there was no guarantee that the 
developer, Catellus, would actually produce the project. 
Richard Reineccius said that the Arts Commission would undoubtedly 
become involved in Mission Bay and that there was a potential for 
creating a model program. The one percent for art promised on 
commercial construction could expand to a city-wide ordinance and 



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include monies for public programming. Anne Smith noted that Los 
Angeles had a more encompassing percent for art program. 
Commissioner Mesa Bains said the Arts Commission was looking at 
revising the existing ordinance for San Francisco. 
Currently there were 100 live/work units being proposed for a "non- 
allocated" space of 50,000 sq. ft. Jennifer Spangler stated that there 
was no promise of affordability but was hoping that they might be 
included in the extra 250 affordable housing units (above the original 
3,000 affordable units) agreed to by Catellus. 
Richard Reineccius also reported that Catellus was urging support of 
Proposition I, which would exempt Mission Bay form the previous 
Prop M legislation restricting development in the City. The Mission 
Bay Clearinghouse, a coalition of environmental and housing groups, 
was not going to write the "official" argument against Prop I. The 
Clearinghouse has supported cultural facilities and live/work and 
negotiated with the developer and Planning Department for strong 
percentages of resident hiring. Mr. Reineccius felt that Prop I should 
be supported. Commissioner Mesa Bains wanted to feel comfortable 
with any support given by communicating with groups that had 
varying views. Commissioner Okamoto stated that it was too late for 
the Arts Commission to take formal action. Richard Reineccius 
suggested that the Commission be prepared to protest if the plan was 
not proceeding as per the agreement. 

SYMPOSIUM ON ARTS IN THE PRESIDIO: Jennifer Spangler and Leah 
Forbes reported that the plans for the August 23rd symposium had 
gone well and that panelists for the afternoon included Roger Brown, 
head of the Park Service Planning Team; Alison Kendall, Planner from 
the Dept. of City Planning working with that team; Tom Galvin, Senior 
Analyst assisting with the base closure; and Diane Frankel, Director of 
the Bay Area Discovery Museum at Fort Baker. Nancy Hanawi and 
Oscar Goodman had been engaged to facilitate the meeting. 

POTRERO HILL LIVE/WORK PROJECT: Jennifer Spangler reported on the 
Arts Space Development Corp.'s project at 18th and Arkansas Streets, 
stating that a request for a zoning change from manufacturing to 
residential would be heard before the Planning Commission in mid- 
September or October. Neighborhood artists had paid for an 
advertisement in the September Potrero View supporting the project. 
The Sierra Club is opposing the project but will re-think their position 
in six months if the Neighborhood Commons group is unable to 
purchase the land for open space. S. F. Tomorrow is supporting the 



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project. (Ms. Spangler noted there is some overlap of board 
membership between the Sierra Club and S. F. Tomorrow.) 

ARTS POLICY PLAN HEARINGS: Commissioner Okamoto reported the 
results of his conversation with George Williams of City Planning 
wherein Mr. Williams recommended that a hearing on the third draft 
of the Arts Policy Plan take place at a special session of the full 
Planning Commission and the State-Local Partnership Program 
Committee - and as many other Arts Commissioners as can attend. It 
was recommended to staff that the hearing date be communicated 
through post cards to the plan participants and announcements in 
newspapers to the general public. 

ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN CULTURES CONFERENCE: Leah Forbes 
stated that the California Arts Council had put out a "Request for 
Proposal" to the State-Local Partners to host this biennial conference 
in 1992. There would be a financial commitment of $25,000 to 
$30,000 from a local partner, and that money would have to be 
available in the spring of 1991. Local staff support sii months prior to 
the conference would also be required. The California Arts Council 
hoped to be a major supporter as well. Letters of intent are due as 
soon as possible. The CAC will submit final proposals to the 
Association in December. Those present were very much in favor of 
San Francisco as the host and Commissioner Okamoto planned to 
introduce a resolution to that effect at the September meeting of the 
Arts Commission. 

STATE-LOCAL MEETING SCHEDULE: It was agreed that the joint meeting 
of the State-Local Program Committee and the Executive Committee of 
the Advisory Task Force would continue to meet on the third Tuesday 
of the month, but the meetings would begin at 5:30 p.m., rather than 
4 p.m. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:25 p.m. 

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AGENDA 

20 Min. 

15 Min. 

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<? STATE-LOCAL PARTNERSHIP 

Joint Meeting of the Program Committee 

and the 

Executive Committee of the Advisory Task Force 

Tuesday, September 18, 1990 

25 Van Ness Ave., Suite 70 Meeting Room 

5:30 p.m. 



I. Advisory Task Force Membership 

A. Description of Role/Tasks 

B. Expansion of Current Task Force 

II. Multicultural Arts Survey 

A. Status of Project 

B. Public Research Institute, SFSU 

III. Arts Policy Plan: Hearing Schedule 

IV. Other Business 

A. CACs "Dialogue III," Oct. 12-14 

B. Festival 2000s "Forum on the American Aesthetic" 

C. Announcements 



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AND THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE 

ADVISORY TASK FORCE DOC' 

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PRESENT: Commissioners Rai Okamoto, Chairperson, and Amalia 

Mesa-Bains ™& uc LlBrt ** Y 

Advisory Task Force Executive Committee Members Meg 
Madden, Chair; Anne Smith, Vice Chair; and Alma Robinson 
Staff Members Leah Forbes and Jennifer Spangler 

ABSENT/EXCUSED: Advisory Task Force Members Victoria Jee and 
Richard Reineccius 

The meeting convened at 5:55 p.m. in the meeting room of suite # 70 at 
25 Van Ness Avenue. 

ARTHOUSE: The meeting began with an informal discussion of the status of 
ArtHouse, its joint sponsorship, and whether or not the concept of 
establishing a separate 501(c)3 status for the project had been 
considered. Alma Robinson affirmed that idea had been an alternative 
proposal from the inception of the program. She believed that the 
next six months would demonstrate how future funding would be 
secured. The fact that ArtHouse was a model program for the state, 
with branches set up in Los Angeles and Oakland, made it inopportune 
at present to disengage ArtHouse from either California Lawyers for 
the Arts of the Arts Commission. 

PRESIDIO SYMPOSIUM: Jennifer Spangler reported on the symposium on 
future arts uses in the Presidio that took place on August 23rd. The 
summary report written by symposium facilitators Nancy Hanawi and 
Oscar Goodman were distributed to those present. Ms. Spangler noted 
that Roger Brown, head of the Park Service Presidio Planning Team, 
offered a further workshop to the arts groups. The next action was to 
convene the Presidio Task Force to develop more defined guidelines 
for arts uses. Several new volunteers were added to the steering 
committee to plan the next meeting. The only regrets the committee 
had about the symposium were that there were few regional 
representatives and few members of culturally specific arts groups 
present, despite concerted efforts to include these groups. Alma 
Robinson suggested that the Presidio be an agenda item for the Local 
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Congress in Los Angeles in November. Meg Madden said another 

venue for discussion would be the California Arts Education Assn. 

meeting in October. 

The issue of live/work space in the Presidio was discussed, with Ms. 

Sp angler noting that there were some appropriate buildings for that 

use. Leah Forbes stated that artist residencies might be a more 

agreeable alternative use to the Park Service, as opposed to 

permanent live/work units. Alma Robinson informed staff that the 

NEA and CAC both fund artists' colonies and there might be an 

opportunity to request aid for a Presidio project. 

Jennifer Spangler reported that $900 in registration fees had been 

collected for the symposium, and that the facilitators' fees of $500 had 

been paid by the Arts Commission. This budget also allowed for the 

printing and distribution of the report. Alma Robinson advised that 

the appearance of the report be enhanced before mailing. 

Commissioner Okamoto was thanked for welcoming the symposium 

participants. 

Copies of S. F. State University's report on its Presidio symposium of 

November, 1989, were distributed to those present. 

At this point in the meeting Commissioner Mesa-Bains arrived, and Jennifer 
Spangler departed. 

ADVISORY TASK FORCE: Leah Forbes stated that the State-Local Program 
Committtee's wish to see the Advisory Task Force continue meant that 
its membership needed to be sustained and expanded. Chairperson 
Meg Madden gave a capsule history of the program and how the Task 
Force came into being to respond to community needs. Alma Robinson 
described the committee structure of the Task Force, which changed as 
needed, and its program advisory role. Task Force membership was 
approved by the Arts Commission. Meg Madden said the Task Force 
had been less actively involved once the Arts Policy Plan process 
began, A roster was distributed to those present. Commissioner 
Mesa-Bains believed that no other Arts Commission programs had 
advisory bodies. A discussion followed on advisory boards that 
served the Gallery, the Street Artists Program and the past 
Neighborhood Arts Consortium. Commissioner Mesa-Bains advised 

that the Arte Commieeion look at the structure of advisory bodies for 

the whole commission and what the relationship of the commission to 
kh.9?e group? was to be. Meg Madden stated that the goal of advisory 
bodies was to support the Arts Commission. Ms. Mesa Bains suggested 
looking at the needs of the entire commission and recruit experts in 
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Meg Madden suggested that the Eiecutive Committee of the Task 
Force act as a nominating committee and present prospective 
candidates to the Task Force and the Arts Commission for election. A 
meeting of the full Task Force was in order, and it was also 
determined that an event which offered the opportunity for the Arts 
Commission and the Advisory Task force to meet one another was 
most desirable. 

Recommended Action: That the Task Force be invited to attend a 
reception following the December 3rd meeting of the Arts Commission. 

MULTICULTURAL ARTS SURVEY: Leah Forbes distributed copies of the 
survey that was sent to 252 arts groups. Commissioner Mesa-Bains 
offered to make some follow-up telephone calls to urge the return of 
the surveys, noting that it was important for as many groups to be 
included as possible. 

ARTS POLICY PLAN HEARING SCHEUDLE: Commissioner Okamoto 
reported that the process for scheduling meant contacting Linda 
Avery, the newly appointed Planning Commission secretary, which he 
was about to do. He noted that the plan was to invite the Planning 
Commissioners to attend a meeting with the State-Local Program 
Committee - and as many other Arts Commissioners as possible - 
during the week of October 22nd. 29th or Nov. 5th, The locale was to 
be 25 Van Ness Ave. 

MISSION BAY: Commissioner Okamoto noted that there were still some 
loose ends in terms of the development agreement between the Gty 
and Catellus Corp. Alma Robinson stated that ArtHouse was having 
some difficulty getting Catellus to agree to 60 units of a/TordaJb/e 
live/work space- out of the Proposed 100 units being discussed. Leah 
Forbes stated that there was a correction to the minutes of August 
21st regarding live/work units in Mission Bay: the units being 
requested were over and above all other affordable housing units. 

CONFERENCES: 1 ) Association of American Cultures (TA AC): The desire of 
the State-Local Program Committee and the Executive Committee of 
the Task Force was to advocate that San Francisco be the site of the 
1992 conference. Leah Forbes reported on the Arts Commission's 
Finance Committee had reservations about the commitment to host the 
conference, i.e., the financial commitment of $25,000, the staff time 
requirement six months prior to the conference date, etc. 



State-Local Program Committee/Advisory Task Force, Joint Meeting of 9/18/90 

It was suggested that Leah Forbes and Anne Smith approach Grants 
for the Arts to ascertain what support might be gained. Meg Madden 
thought that Victoria Jee in Speaker Browns office might also be a 
good resource. The staff at Festival 2000 also needed to be contacted 
- perhaps after the October Festival results were in - to see what the 
plans were for 1992 and how they might complement the TAAC 
conference. A discussion followed about 1992 being the 
quincentennial of the "discovery" of American and how that 
celebration was seen by various communities in the United States. 

2) Forum on the American Aesthetic: Commissioner Mesa Bains said 
this forum, held as part of Festival 2000, was structured as a "think 
tank," out of which would come a published report. It was not open to 
the public, but there might be some "observer" slots. Leah Forbes was 
advised to contact Robin Fisher or Veronica Aiken to see if any 
members of the State-Local Multicultural Arts Committee might 
attend. 

3) California Dialogue III: This conference was primarily for CAC 
Multicultural Entry Grant awardees and was taking place at the San 
Franciscan Hotel Oct. 12-14. Anne Smith was to be part of a panel on 
Arts and Humanities at the conference. 

4) Association of Performing Arts Presenters: This association was 
also convening in San Francisco as part of a number of complementary 
events to Festival 2000. There would be some interchange between 
Dialogue III and the Arts Presenters. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Alma Robinson announced that California Lawyers for 
the Arts was holding an arbitration and mediat ion trainin g workshop 
in Oakland Nov. 3rd and 4th for prospective volunteer mediators. 

The meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by 




Leah Forbes, Program Director 




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PRESIDIO TASK FORCE ON THE ARTS & HUMANITIES 
AUGUST 23, 1990 MEETING AT THE PRESIDIO 



An initial task force has been organized to bring together arts 
constituents in order to present a proposal for the use of the 
Presidio. The object is to provide the arts and humanities a 
rightful place in the Presidio as it is transformed from a 
military base to a part of the national parks system. 

The steering committee of the task force developed a day-long 
set of events for individuals and organizations concerned about 
the arts to achieve the following goals: 

1) Learn more about the Presidio resources and the 
GGNRA planning process 

2) Share visions of the possible uses of the Presidio 

3) Reach consensus on a rationale and some components 
of a vision for the Presidio 

4) Reach a consensus on the next steps to be taken 

The events of the day, which were attended by about fifty 
representatives from the arts and the humanities, consisted of 
an informational tour of the Presidio, a one-hour panel 
presentation about the process that is going on, with oppor- 
tunities for questions from the audience, and a three-hour 
seminar facilitated by the Center for Social Redesign. That 
meeting initiated the actions that will produce a final 
proposal to GGNRA as it formulates its General Management Plan 
for the Presidio. 

The agenda that was agreed upon started with each participant 
introducing herself or himself and making a brief statement in 
response to the question: Why should the public want the arts 
as part of the Presidio development? The major part of the 
meeting was then spent sharing ideas and visions of how the 
arts should be part of the Presidio. 

Finally, the participants discussed and agreed upon the next 
steps to be taken in the process. Because of time constraints, 
the goal of reaching consensus was only partially achieved. In 
addition the participants felt the need to think some more 



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about their ideas, separately for a while, and then again 
collectively at another meeting. 

They also saw the need for conceiving of the Presidio in the 
broadest terras possible, conceiving of a set of criteria for 
the use of this new national park that would reflect many 
cultures, many interests and many people as modeled by the city 
in which it is set. Coming naturally out of this broader 
vision was the inclusion of the humanities as a significant 
part of the task force, since the arts and humanities so 
clearly complement one another. 

Reported below is the gist of the collaborative thinking among 
constituents of the arts and humanities. The results are 
organized into a tentative set of criteria for the Park as a 
rich public environment and visions of how arts and humanities 
are particularly fitting for those purposes. 



BROAD VISIONS ; Criteria and Guidelines for a Presidio National 
Park. 

The participants of the meeting agreed that most of the 
more than sixty ideas of various kinds that were generated fell 
within broad criteria that could apply to all activities in the 
Presidio, not merely to the arts and the humanities. At this 
early stage in which broad visions are being solicited, these 
criteria might form part of a proposal to the GGNRA as guide- 
lines for all future development. These tentative criteria 
were derived from an analysis of the ideas of the participants. 
Some were directly stated by them; others that were merely 
suggested have been more specifically developed for review by 
constituents . 

1. Cultural diversity. Activities should serve 

to preserve, communicate and celebrate 
cultural diversity and exchange. 

2. Flexibility. Since the Presidio will be a 

unique national park, it should have a 
special advisory governance structure, such 
as an advisory board representing the 
Park's various constituencies. Its primary 
function would be to conduct an ongoing 
planning and assessment process under the 
purview of the director of the Presidio. A 
dynamic long term plan could be developed 
that is periodically reviewed, fine tuned 
and changed. In keeping with this emphasis 
on insuring the flexible use of resources, 
organizations and activities should 



normally operate under a "sunset" arrange- 
ment. That is, their activities should be 
periodically assessed to affirm their 
appropriateness to the long range plans of 
the Park. 

3. Integration. The basic concept of the 

Presidio should be integrative rather than 
consisting of disparate activities. One 
could think of it as an international 
cultural city within San Francisco. The 
norm should be interaction between the 
parts of the whole--educat ion, arts, 
sciences, recreation, and so on. Rather 
than isolation, there should be continuous 
exchange, integration and communication 
among organizations and individuals. 

4. Creativity. The Presidio should contain a 

center for creative work in all fields, 
through institutes, studios, laboratories, 
performance spaces, display spaces and 
publishing facilities. 

5. Innovation. As a whole the Presidio should 

be a safe place for innovation and ex- 
perimentation, for new ideas and relation- 
ships. There should therefore be a 
concerted effort to include projects and 
activities that break new ground. 

6. Holistic/multi-purpose use. The Presidio 

should consist of small organizations, 
large organizations, and individuals, but 
the extent to which any organization or 
entity can dominate a significant propor- 
tion or aspect of the park should be 
limited in the interest of maintaining its 
holistic and multi-purposed character. 



VISIONS FOR THE ARTS & HUMANITIES ; Categories and examples 

In the introductory responses to why the public should 
want the arts in the Presidio and in the sharing of visions, 
there were four basic categories of ideas that emerged. 

1) Traditional / historical 

2) Functional 

3) Experimental / innovative 

4) Public participation 



The terras need not be defined further since the examples below 
clarify their intent. The examples also can serve as a base 
for expanding and refining a proposal to the GGNRA. They are 
compatible with the criteria that are outlined above and are 
consistent with the preservation of the historical tradition of 
the Presidio and with its potential to provide open spaces and 
a rich environment for public enjoyment, education and social 
integration. 

Traditional / Historical 

--Crystallize and focus the arts tradition in the San 

Francisco Bay Area 

--Maintain the continuing tradition of the arts in 

the Presidio and the tradition of using arts to 

preserve national parks (Yosemite, for example) 

--Use the arts as a way to communicate and experience 

the multi-cultural tradition of the San Francisco Bay 

Area 

--Contribute to the stewardship role of national 

parks by fuflfilling the function of the arts and 

humanities in preserving culture 

Functional 

--Take advantage of the importance of art to the 
economy as well as to to the culture and quality of 
life in the region 

--By means of the arts and the humanities, use the 
physical landscape of the Presidio as an opportunity 
to frame the intellectual landscape of the region 
— Take advantage of the unique potential of an urban 
national park by appropriate use of the arts 
— Build bridges between the arts, humanities, educa- 
tion, science, human services and health 
--Use the arts and the humanities to further the 
multi-cultural and economic dynamics of the Pacific 
rim 

--Conceiving of the Presidio as an international 
cultural city, use the arts and humanities to bring 
its elements together and define its character 

Experimental / Innovative 

— Take advantage of the unique opportunity for 

collaboration on a large scale afforded by the sheer 

size of the Presidio and its resources 

— Maintain it as a safe place for trying out new 

things, an interactive, interdisciplinary laboratory 

--Use the opportunities for scale and focus to create 

a national clearinghouse for the arts 

--Create a center for groups as well as individual 

artists and others to test and exchange ideas, with 

or without audiences 



Public Participation 

— Create an ambience that is oriented towards 
families, encouraging the arts and humanities as 
recreation (including aspects of summer camps, for 
example) 

— By means of a public process, coalesce the concerns 
of the arts and the humanities and integrate them 
with community needs for education, human development 
and well-being 

--Provide the public with innovative ways to ex- 
perience and communicate across cultures 
--Provide easy access for the public to a uniquely 
concentrated set of resources in the arts and 
humanities 



NEXT STEPS ; 

In the final phase of the meeting the participants reached 
a consensus on the actions that should follow in order to 
present an effective proposal to the GGNRA, one that would be a 
major factor in shaping the General Management Plan that will 
emerge . 

It was agreed that the results of the August 23 meeting 
should be reported back to all of the arts constituents, 
including those that were not able to attend. The initial 
activators of the process felt that the Task Force needed to be 
expanded in order to more fully represent all interests and to 
have enough people resources to insure that all the work needed 
would be done. As a result, they urged more people to join in 
the work of the Task Force. 

It was also agreed that, after the results of the meeting 
were circulated, another meeting should be held to 
finalize a proposal for the "vision" phase of the public 
planning process. Once the proposal is finalized, it should be 
circulated as widely as possible among constituents, possibly 
including some national arts and humanities organizations. 

Nancy Hanawi 
Oscar Goodman 

September 6, 1990 



SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 
STATE-LOCAL ADVISORY TASK FORCE 



ROLE OF THE TASK FORCE 

The State Local Advisory Task Force was instituted by the San Francisco Arts 
Commission in 1982. Its job was to advise the Commission on State-Local 
filMng. from the California Arts Council and on long-range planning in the 
arts. The ultimate goal of the Advisory Task Force has been to help 
formulate an arts plan for the City, to advise on the plan's relationship to 
other city and county service organizations and to effect liaison with 
business, political and community groups . Advocacy on behalf of numerous 
arts issues, from local to international needs, has also been a function of the 
Task Force. During its tenure it has focused on needs assessment and 
research, producing various studies on facilities, economics, numbers of arts 
pro grams, as well as promoting programs in arts education with the S. F. 
School District and artists live/work soace with California Lawyers for the 
Arts. An Arts Policy Plan, based on the preparatory work of the Task Force, 
is now in third draft form, and a final document is eipected by December of 
1990. 

A major role for the Advisory Task Force is to shepherd the Arts Policy Plan 
through the public hearing process (Arts Commission, Planning Commission 
and Board of Supervisors) and to advise on its implementation. The plan 
covers every area of the arts and Task Force members with a variety of 
skills and experience will be needed. Despite not having a final policy plan 
document, planning continues on several fronts: cultural facilities and 
live/work space in Mission Bay; future role of the arts in the Presidio; arts 
education planning in the public schools; etc. 



MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS 

Advisory Task Force members are expected to commit to the following: 
Attend three general Task Force meetings per year; 
Join at least one committee (all committees meet on an as needed 

basis); 
Serve as a liaison to a particular constituency and/or community 

group; 
Volunteer expertise as needed (i.e., fund raising, data management. 

etc.) 



September 18, 1990 



STATE-LOCAL PARTNERSHIP 



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ARTS COMMISSION 



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ROSTER OF ADVISORY TASK FORCE 
February, 1990 

PROFESSIONAL AND 
AVOCATIONAL AFFILIATION 



TENURE 



Sarah Billinghurst 


Artistic Administrator, 
San Francisco Opera 


1986 


Steve Brooks 


President, New Age Services; Founder, 
Black United Fund 


1987 


Chockie Cottier 


Business Owner: "Dream Catchers," 
American Indian Development 


1985 


Lorraine Garcia 
Nakata 


Visual Artist; Program Officer, 
Marin Community Foundation 


1986 


Michael Gehret 


Development Director, 
San Francisco Symphony 


1988 


Nancy Gotthart 


Visual Artist; Campaign and Fundraising 
Consultant 


1985 


Roberto Hernandez 


: President, Mission Economic and 
Cultural Association 


1988 


Victoria Jee 


Chief of Staff, Speaker Willie Brown; 
Board Member, Yerba Buena Gardens 
Cultural Center 


1986 


Meg Madden 
Chair 


Arts Consultant; former Manager, Community 
Relations, San Francisco Ballet 


1982 


Wilma Pang 


Instructor/Performer: Chinese Arts 
Ensemble 


1982 



Deborah Pines 



Financial Planner, The Acacia Group; 
President, Tribeca Arts 



Richard Reineccius Artistic Director, Julian Theatre 



1986 
1982 



Roster, State- Local Advisory Task Force 
Alma Robinson 



San Francisco Arts 
Commission 



Kary Schulman 
Anne W. Smith 
Wende Williams 
Victoria Wood 
Robin Wu 



Executive Director, California Lawyers 

for the Arts; S. F. Opera Trustee 1 982 

Administrator, Grants for the Arts 

(formerly Hotel Tax Fund) of San Francisco 1 982 

Arts Consultant; former Dance and Theatre 
Manager 1987 

Development Officer, Sierra Club; Arts 
Consultant 1982 

Arts Consultant; former Program 

Officer, BankAmerica Foundation 1988 

Civil Rights Program Developer, Chinese 

for Affirmative Action; Board Member 

Pear Garden in the West 1988 



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F °S Symphony Concerts 

F )llc Art Program 

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IV. Open Studio: ArtHouse Involvement 

V. Presidio Arts and Humanities Task Force Report 

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A. Status of Public Hearing 

6. Extension of Consultant Contracts - Action Item 



II. State-Local Budget for 1990-91 

III. Future of State-Local Partnership Program 



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A. Board of Supervisors Hearing on Cultural Facilities and 
Housing 

B. Percent for Art Issues 

V. Open Studio Report: ArtHouse Involvement 



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"ROC-RAMS 

Vrts Festivals 

CMc Art Collection 

"Mc Design Review 

Neighborhood Arts 

OPS Symphony Concerts 

•ubllc Art Program 

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^Minutes of November 20, 1990 

PRESENT: Commissioner Rai Okamoto, Chairperson 

Advisory Task Force Vice-Chairs Richard Reineccius and 
Anne Smith w py 

Program Director Leah Forbes 

ABSENT/EXCUSED: Commissioner Mesa-Bains; Advisory Task Force Chair- 
person Meg Madden and Members Alma Robinson and 
Victoria Jee 

The meeting convened at 5:40 p.m. in Suite 70 at 25 Van Ness Avenue, 
headquarters of the Arts Commission. A quorum of the Program Committee 
was not present, and the following is a summary of the various discussion 
items. 

ARTS POLICY PLAN: Leah Forbes reported that the earliest p ublic hearing 
date which the Planning Commission could accommodate was Thursday. 
January 17th. 4-5:30 p.m.. Room 282 City Hall. Commissioner Okamoto 
promised to arrange his entire schedule to accommodate that time and 
hoped that other commissioners would do likewise. 
Barhara Barclay's letter nn hehalf of Northern California Grantmakers ' 
views on the latest draft was then discussed. Commissioner Okamoto 
wondered why suggesting changes in the way things are now done 
couldn't be part of a proposed Arts Policy Plan. Those issues seemed 
worthy of debate. Leah Forbes said she had been advised by Margie 
O'Driscoll, new Acting Director of the Arts Commission, to reply to 
Ms. Barclay in writing, which she would do. Ms. Forbes noted that 
Harry Parker of the Fine Arts Museums also had deep concerns about 
the goal of "moving towards equity (see page "a" of latest draft), 
particularly since the word equity was not defined and the implication 
was that equity did not exist now. He also did not see merit in a 
committee set up to review arts funding allocations each year (p. 27 of 
the draft). Richard Reineccius stated that the hope was that any 
inequities would be reduced. Anne Smith wondered what dropping 
those two items would do to the plan. 

Public Hearing Preparation: Commissioner Okamoto stated that staff 
usually gives a presentation to the commissioners as part of a public 
hearing. Leah Forbes reported her conversation with Margie O'Driscoll 
who advised her to summarize the various components in the 



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presentation. She would also summarize written comments from the 
public by topic area. Land use issues would be of particular interest to 
the Planning Commission. The question of a separate cultural element 
in the Mas ter Plan - as opposed to the merging of zoning, codes and 
preservation policies throughout the Master Plan - was broached. A 
discussion with George Williams seemed to be in order to determine the 
best strategy. It was Ms. Forbes' opinion that the - whether or not 
people could agree on other issues - the addition of land use and 
preservation policies for the arts in the Master Plan was critical for the 
San Francisco arts community. 

Contract Eitensions: Arts Policy Plan contracts, including those awarded 
to Elizabeth Kennedy, Devorah Major and the Public Research Institute, 
were all scheduled to terminate on Dec. 31, 1990. Ms. Forbes 
recommended that, since the process wouldn't get to the public hearing 
stage until January, these contracts should be extended to June 30, 
1991, to allow for the consultants to complete their assigned tasks. The 
extension does not change the original contract amount, approved long 
ago. Commissioner Okamoto said he would bring the recommendation 
to the full Arts Commission at the December 10th meeting. 

PROGRAM STATUS - BUDGET AND FUTURE CONFIGURATION: Those 
present reviewed the 1990-9 1 State-Local budget, noting that the 
project shortfall had been accommodated by the awarding of $15,000 
from the Public Art Fund. She also distributed a workplan for the 
period November, 1990 through June, 1991. Ms. Forbes noted that the 
Finance Committee of the Arts Commission had withheld a decision for 
funding to the program for the balance of the calendar year. The 
members had asked for both State-Local and Neighborhood Arts 
Program Committees and staff to present proposals for a combined 
department or division. To this end, Leah Forbes reported that she and 
Meg Madden had drafted an outline for how the two programs might be 
merged, encompassing existing activities as well as the prospect of a 
new re-granting program under NEA funding (the Locals Program 
application). 

Commissioner Okamoto stated that the Arts Commission needed to 
establish itself as a Department of Cultural Affairs, in line with other 
city departments, i.e., the Department of City Planning is distinguished 
from its policy-making body, the Planning Commission. This action 
would require legislation. Richard Reineccius believed that the 
proposed new program needed a strong advocacy component. An 
advisory body could be appointed to carry out this advocacy, among 
other tasks, since the staff and the commissioners were often limited in 
the amount of advocacy they could undertake. All present agreed. 



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Since the proposed program appeared to be eipanding functions - and 
therefore budget - Mr. Reineccius asked if it was the Arts Commission's 
intent to save money by combining NAP and State-Local. Commissioner 
Okamoto replied that the Commission felt there was a problem with the 
perception of what the programs did, rather than a desire to curtail 
activities and budgets. 

Mr, Reineccius also was concerned that the new configuration being 
proposed might dilute the focus of State-Local, which was to serve the 
entire community, not any one sector. Anne Smith believed that the 
new plan eipanded the focus and advised Leah Forbes to make sure the 
word "community" was clearly defined, if it was to be used in a new 
program title. Richard Reineccius also noted that if the California Arts 
Council received more NEA monies, the State-Local Program could 
expand state-wide. The trend nationally was to put more money at the 
local level for distribution. Those present then commented on and 
added to the proposal as presented. [Please see attached draft outline.] 
Commissioner Okamoto advised Leah Forbes to share this proposal with 
the Neighborhood Arts Program Committee and staff as soon as possible. 

MISSION BAY: Leah Forbes reported that the Board of Supervisors' 

hearings on cultural facilities were postponed from the scheduled 11/15 
date. Although Proposition I failed on the November ballot, staff at the 
Department of City Planning were continuing to work on the project. 
Ms. Forbes reported that she and Jill Manton met with George Williams 
and Alec Bash on issues of percent for art in Mission Bay. The meeting 
was triggered in part by a letter from Scott Madison of the Hunters 
Point Shipyard Businesses to the Board of Supervisors representing 
artists concerns over percent for art guidelines in Mission Bay. The 
Planning Department staff was of the opinion that the Downtown 
Percent for Art Guidelines would apply to construction of office space 
and remain under Planning Department purview. Arts Commission 
Percent for Art Guidelines would apply to construction costs of public 
facilities. Their staff did not seem amenable to changes in the 
guidelines to allow for facilities expenses or operations. Richard 
Reineccius stated that there is no reason the guidelines have to remain 
fixed as they are and that the Arts Commission needs to decide the 
policies they want implemented. 

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OPEN STUDIO. 1990: Ms. Forbes reported for Jennifer Spangler, who was 
on vacation, that ArtHouse sponsored and coordinated a studio space at 
301 Folsom St. for artists who did not have a studio for public access. 
The warehouse was beautifully organized, allowing 40 artists to display 
their work to a multitude of visitors. 



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NEA SITE VISIT: Robin Tryloff was assigned to visit the Arts Commission 
on October 23rd regarding the NEA Locals Program application. Ms. 
Forbes accompanied her on a full day of interviews. Her impression 
seemed to be favorable, despite a negative review of the Arts Policy 
Plan process by the staff of Grants for the Arts. The staff did, however, 
support the re-granting proposal outlined in the application. 

OTHER BUSINESS: 1) Anne Smith said she would bring up the 1992 
conference venue of The Association of American Cultures with Kary 
Schulman of Grants for the Arts at the earliest opportunity. 

2) Anne Smith reported briefly on the Columbus Day Quincentennial 
plans discussed at the California Confederation of the Arts Congress, 
noting that the theme would be a non-confrontational "rediscovery" of 
America. 

3) Nominatio ns to the State-Local Advisory Task Force would be 

discussed at the next joint meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, 
December 18th. S.30 p.m.. 2S Van Ness Ave.. #70. 

The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by 

Leah Forbes, Program Director 
State-Local Partnership 

Attachments 



San Francisco Arte Commission 



State -Local Partnership Program 



DRAFT 



11-20-90 



Ideas on Creating a New Department/Division 

Incorporating State-Local Partnership and Neighborhood Arts Programs 



COMMUNITY ARTS k SERVICES or ARTS SERVICES AND 

INFORMATION 

(or another title with more definition) 

Purpose: To provide community service in the areas of arts information 
and research, publications, technical assistance and advocacy in 



Arts Policy: 

Planning & Implementation 

Arts Education & Information 

Re-Granting: Neighborhood 
Services 
Children & Youth Programs 
Emerging Arts Organizations 
Arts Service Organizations 
Individual Artists 



Arts Spaces 

Cultural Centers 
ArtHouse: Live/Work 
& Performance and 
Exhibition Space 
Information 

Festivals 

Public Information: 

Arts Events 
Arts Issues 



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I anley Elchelbaum 

>n Fowler 

i jnlel Genera 

imeHealy 

i hn Kriken 

'■ ibert F. LaRocca 

nalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 
' il Y. Okamoto 

xlle Rosekrans 



| OFFICIO MEMBERS 

ssldents of the 
ie Arts Museum 
wary Commission. 
I inning Commission. 
! jcreation and Park 
xnmbslon 



AGENDA 

lOMin. 

30 Min. 
15Min. 
30 Min. 



10 Min. 



:ting director 

argle O'Driscoll 



OGRAMS 
< Is Festivals 
1 dc Art Colectlon 

Ac Design Review 

•Ighborhood Arts 
1 >PS Symphony Concerts 
i Wlc Art Program 

eet Artists Licenses 



I. Impact of Friends of the San Francisco Arts Commission Closure 

A. Payroll 

B. Contracts 

II. State-Local Partnership/Neighborhood Arts Program Merge 

III. Arts Pohcy Plan 

IV. Reports 

A. Live/Work 

B. Arts Education 

C. Multicultural Arts Organizations Survey 

V. Other Business and Announcements 

DEC 14 1990 



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t ate-Local Partnership 

i 5-554-9677 

(House 

5^54-9679 



s Commission Gallery 
5 Grove Street 
5-554-9682 




Ity and County 
SanErdnclsco 




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3(30.\°\\ 



■ Van Ness Avenue 

ite 240 

n Francisco. CA 94102 

15) 554-9671 

0(# 621-3868 



WOR 
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0MMIS9ONERS 

irbara Sldar 
*ldent 

incy Boas 
ce President 

irnon Alley 

inley Elchelbaum 

n Fowler 

jnlel Genera 

rteHeary 

hn Krlken 

toert F. LaRocca 

oalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 

il Y. Okamoto 

>dle Rosekrans 



: OFFICIO MEMBERS 

ssldents of the 
» Arts Museum 
•rary Commission, 
inning Commission, 
creation and Park 
>mmlsslon 



:ting director 

irgle O'Drlscoll 

OGRAMS 

5 Festivals 

vte Art Collection 

Ac Design Review 

ilghborhood Arts 

•PS Symphony Concerts 

bile Art Program 

eet Artists Licenses 



■ 430 

ite-Local Partnership 
>-554-9677 
House 
>-554-9679 



s Commission Gallery 
> Grove Street 
>-554-9682 



Agenda 

STATE LOCAL PARTNERSHIP/NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS 

JOINT MEETING OF THE PROGRAM COMMITTEES 

Friday. March 22. 1991 

25 Van Ness Ave.. Rm. 70 

4:00 p.m. 



I. STATE-LOCAL PARTNERSHIP 

A. April 25th Hearing - Arts Policy Plan - Leah Forbes ^„««r 

DOCUMENTS DSPT. 



MARi 9 1991 

SAM FRANCISCO 
PU6UC LIBRARY 



B. Multicultural Arts Survey - Jean Lee Wong 

C. Live/Work Report - Jennifer Spangler 

D. New Program Budget - July to December 1991 - Leah Forbes 

E. Arts Education - 

a) Youth Arts Festival - Bill Roarty 

b) SFUSD Cuts - Meg Madden 

II. NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS 

A. WACC Lease - presentation by Claude Everhart, Mayor's 
Office 

B. Cultural Center Program Reports - Center Directors 

C. Facilities Report - Fe Bongolan 

III. MEETING SCHEDULE FOR JOINT COMMITTEE 




* HOUCHEN + 



j. BINDERY LTD* 

^ UTICA/OMAHA NE 



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